Four-time Oscar winner Ethan Cohen talks about the reason for his recent break from filmmaking, as well as the reason for his return to the documentary J.Erie Lee Lewis: Mental problemsWhich had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday
Coin had been filming with his brother Joel for decades when news broke that he would not be involved with his latest Apple feature. Macbeth’s tragedy– To make him curious whether he can do film making for good. The split of the iconic Coin Brothers, as behind the long-running title There is no country for the elderly And Fargo, Stunned the world, given the pair’s long and successful creative history together. But in an interview with the Associated Press published Sunday, where he spoke with his wife and creative partner Tricia Cook, Ethan Quinn explained that there was nothing “dramatic” that encouraged the move.
“When you started as a kid and you wanted to make a movie. Enthusiasm for everything and gung-ho, let’s make a movie. And the first film is just fun, “said the filmmaker. “And then the second movie is a lot of fun, almost as much fun as the first one. And 30 years later, it’s not fun, but it’s a lot more than it used to be. “
Quinn notes that her brother Joel felt the same way – albeit not in “quantitative” terms – calling them an “inevitable byproduct” of aging. “The last two movies, Joel and I, together, were really hard to make. I mean, really hard. So if you don’t have to do it, you go at a certain time: why am I doing it? “He said.” It was getting a little old and hard … production experience … more and less fun. “
Cohen said his return to filmmaking with Jerry Lewis Doc, which was first unveiled as part of the 2022 Cannes lineup, came with the fact that he was “starting to get bored” and “claustrophobic” during the Covid lockdown. It was during this time that his longtime friend T-sister Burnett contacted Quinn and Cook about creating their first feature dock, noting that it would be a heavy project in archival footage, which they could complete at home. Quinn suggested that it was too compelling to reject the idea, calling Barnett a “life saver.”
During her time with the AP, Quinn was also asked if she could one day return to management with her brother, explaining that she was still unsure. “It simply came to our notice then. It seemed like it could be final. But none of these things happened for sure. No decision is final,” he said. “We might make another movie. I was a big kid and I got bored and left and then the epidemic happened. Then other things happened and who knows?
The Coens won their first Oscar for them Fargo The screenplay is back in 1997, for their 2007 film – Best Picture, Direction and Adaptive Screenplay. There is no country for the elderly. Ethan Coen’s first dock Jerry Lee Lewis: Mental problems The first and wildest practitioner of rock and roll: Jerry Lee promises an electric hint of Lewis’s complex life and thrilling, unparalleled performance. A24 will release the picture later this year.