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The Coen Brothers: A Life in Pictures

20 December 2011
Joel Coen at the Academy's A Life in Pictures Event on 13 December 2007. Marc Hoberman / BAFTA

The dynamic siblings behind Fargo, No Country For Old Men and True Grit talk to Mark Kermode about their lives working in cinema.

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The full length Coen brothers interview video is available to watch now on BAFTA Guru.

On 13 December 2007, Joel and Ethan Coen came to BAFTA in London to talk to Mark Kermode about their diverse career in filmmaking.

Sentimentality to me is, 'look how wonderful people are, isn't life great' - that's kind of boring. The other thing is interesting.

The brothers, who are varying involved in the directing, screenwriting, producing and editing aspects of their films, are no strangers to BAFTA attention. Their 1996 film Fargo picked up the award for Best Director and was nominated for the screenplay and editing awards. 2000's Oh Brother Where Art Thou attracted a Best Adapted Screenplay nomination, and the pair took home a Best Film award in 2008 for No Country For Old Men. Most recently, at the 2011 Film Awards, True Grit was nominated in 8 categories.

In the full video, available to watch on BAFTA Guru, the brothers talk about their influences, their favourite films and the process of working together, before taking questions from a lively and engaged audience.

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