Wednesday 13th December: Paterson (15)

USA  –  Comedy,Drama,Romance  –  Year: 2016  –  Running time: 118 mins
Language: English, Italian

A film about a man called Paterson, played admirably by Adam Driver, who works as a bus driver in Paterson, New Jersey, and who writes poetry. Therefore there are associations with the epic poem ‘Paterson’ by the American ‘imagist’ poet William Carlos Williams. Just as wife Laura finally persuades him to publish his poems, disaster and disappointment occur, alleviated only when a mysterious Japanese man accosts him. A movie worthy of Jarmusch at his best.

Driver is turning out to be one of the finest actors of the moment, an understated star with a great, non-movie-star face.
Stephanie Zacharek (Time)

Director: Jim Jarmusch
Only Lovers Left Alive (2013) / Broken Flowers (2013) / Dead Man (1995)
Cast:
Adam Driver                                  …   Paterson
Golshifteh Farahani                       …   Laura
Rizwan Manji                                 …   Donny
Trevor Parham                               …   Sam
Troy T. Parham                              …   Dave
Brian McCarthy                              …   Jimmy
(for full cast, and more information, see “Paterson” in IMDB)

Selected UK reviews:

Time Out (Geoff Andrew)
Sight And Sound (Henry K. Miller)
Independent (Geoffrey Macnab)

Official UK trailer: