Thu 01 Jan 1970
Director: Jim Jarmusch
USA, 113 mins, 2016
Adam Driver (HBO’s Girls, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) gives a pitch-perfect performance as Paterson, a poetically and brooding bus driver who shares his name with the New Jersey city he calls home.
Paterson adheres to a simple routine: he drives his daily route, observing the city as it drifts across his windshield and overhearing fragments of conversation swirling around him; he writes poetry into a notebook; he walks his dog; he stops in a bar and drinks exactly one beer. He goes home to his wife, Laura (Golshifteh Farahani). By contrast, Laura’s world of compassion, creativity and cupcakes is ever changing.
Over the course of a single week in Paterson, the quiet triumphs and defeats of daily life are observed, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details.
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