- Original title
- Running time
- 113 min.
- United States
Jim Jarmusch (Poems: Ron Padgett)
Luis Da Silva Jr.,
William Jackson Harper,
Amazon Studios / K5 Film / Le Pacte / Animal Kingdom / Inkjet Production
Drama | Literature. Psychological Drama. Independent Film (US)
- Synopsis / Plot
- Paterson (Adam Driver) is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey - they share the name. Every day, 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 is ever changing. New dreams come to her almost daily, each a different and inspired project. Paterson loves Laura and she loves him. He supports her newfound ambitions; she champions his secret gift for poetry. The history and energy of the City of Paterson is a felt presence in the film and its simple structure unfolds over the course of a single week. The quiet triumphs and defeats of daily life are observed, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details.
: Cannes Film Festival: Official Selection
: David di Donatello Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
: Los Angeles Film Critics: Best Actor (Adam Driver)
: Gotham Awards: Nominated for Best Picture, Screenplay & Actor (Adam Driver)
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