Our monthly movie night in Brooklyn: A Serious Man, directed and produced by Joel and Ethan Coen (2009)
1967. Larry Gopnik, a Jewish college professor of mathematics, lives with his family in the suburbs of Minneapolis. Problems accumulate on his shoulders: his wife asking for a divorce, his brother living in seclusion, his ever distant son, his own pupils diffaming him... Somewhere between Kafka and the Monty Python, A Serious Man follows Larry’s quest for truth as he goes from Rabbi to Rabbi in search of answers. "Why does God give us the questions if he does not want to give us the answer ?" In their own, inimitable way, the Coen Brothers address the Big Question with humor and tenderness. They teach us that real seriousness is to patiently address one’s heart’s yearning for truth... no matter how absurd reality may seem !
A discussion will follow the screening.