For what it’s worth, Joel and Ethan Coen recently told a director pal who ran into them socially that they’re not going to Cannes this year. So I guess we can all forget seeing A Serious Man there. Unless…you know, the boys decide it’ll be ready in time and they’re into it after all. Focus Features will be releasing it early next October. A Toronto Film Festival preem…right?
Described on the Wikipedia page as a “gentle but dark period comedy” (i.e., 1967), A Serious Man “is based loosely on the Coen’s childhoods in a Jewish academic family in the largely Jewish suburb of St Louis Park, Minnesota.