Traditionally the territory of the canines of film, with its coveted Palm D’og Award now in its 12th year, this year’s Cannes Film Festival has been won over by the feisty feline star of Inside Llewyn Davis, the latest offering from the Coen Brothers.
Inside Llewyn Davis, which stars Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake and Oscar Isaac opened in Cannes last night to huge critical acclaim. The film, which tells the story of a struggling folk artist (Oscar Isaac) in Greenwich Village, New York in 1961 has captivated audiences with its cat-shaped co-star. Playing the character of Ulysses, the clever kitty who appears throughout the film, thrilled critics with a series of daring escapes.
Director Joel Coen admitted at yesterday’s press conference that the feline star of Inside Llewyn Davis had saved the film from potential distaster. “The film doesn’t really have a plot. That concerned us at one point; that’s why we threw the cat in,” he joked.
Justin Timberlake who stars alongside Ulysses also claimed that the pampered puss had a large rider for cat food and littler.
Inside Llewyn Davis is now being tipped as the favourite for the prestigious Palm D’or. Coincidence? We think not!