World soundtrack awards
Archived: Paterson (2016)

director: Jim Jarmusch

With: Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, Helen-Jean Arthur, a.o.

duration: 113 minutes
Drama, Litarature

Gala Premières and special events
Film Fest Gent - Paterson

Paterson is a bus driver and poet from the city of Paterson, New Jersey. Every day follows much the same pattern. After work, he returns home, has dinner with his wife Laura and walks his dog to the bar for just the one beer. Laura urges him to make copies of his lovely observational verse, but he never seems to get around to it. Eventually a small disaster threatens to shatter their idyll.

"It's about love and poetry and dreams, and about the chance encounter that can close a wound with the magic efficiency of a tiny butterfly bandage. How you pour all of that into one movie is something of a mystery - but then, a good poem is always something of a mystery too." (Time)


director: Jim Jarmusch
producer: Joshua Astrachan
screenplay: Jim Jarmusch
Editor: Affonso Gonçalves
Cinematography: Frederick Elmes

production company: Amazon Studios

More info

dialogue: English
subtitles: Dutch/Fr subt.
country: United States of America
year: 2016


JIM JARMUSCH (1953): Permanent Vacation (1980), Stranger Than Paradise (1983, short), Stranger Than Paradise (1984), Coffee and Cigarettes (1986, short), Down by Law (1986), Talking Heads: Storytelling Giant (1988, video), Coffee and Cigarettes II (1989, short), Mystery Train (1989), Night on Earth (1991), Coffee and Cigarettes III (1993, short), Dead Man (1995), Year of the Horse (1997), Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999), Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet (2002), Coffee and Cigarettes (2003), Broken Flowers (2005), The Limits of Control (2009), Only Lovers Left Alive (2013), Paterson (2016), Gimme Danger (2016).

Technical Specs

format: DCP

Other festival films by director Jim Jarmusch

2019:The Dead Don't Die
1999:Ghost dog : way of the samurai
1987:Coffee and cigarettes
1986:Down by law
1984:Stranger than paradise


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