10th edition CIFF – 10-14 April 2024

Paterson (2017 Feature Film)

Jim Jarmusch | USA | 2016 | 118 min | English | n.s.

Paterson (Adam Driver) gets up at six a.m., drives his bus, comes home to his wife (Golshifteh Farahani) at six p.m., walks the dog and has a beer at his local bar. Every day. In the meantime, he writes poetry. Jarmusch is the loving observer of this loving observer. A small oasis of a film.

Timeless portrayal of the everyday routine of a poetry-writing bus driver (Adam Driver, what’s in a name) – whose name ‘Paterson’ coincides with the place where he lives, the bus from which he observes this and the famous poetry of his idol William Carlos Williams – and his artistic wife (Golshifteh Farahani), who encourages him to publish his ‘secret notebook’ of poems.

Poetic stylistic devices such as repetition, reflection, symmetry and exaggeration of everyday details, which occur in voice-over and written text in Paterson’s observational poetry (actually written by Ron Padgett) also recur visually, including in the large number of twins passing by. Jim Jarmusch shows all this in a calm, fluid pace, with soft light and his characteristic often drily comical vignettes involving peripheral characters. Dog Nellie won the Palm Dog in Cannes.

Place: CINEMA 2

Date: 6 April 2017

Time: 19:15

Duration: 1:30

Place: CINEMA 2

Date: 7 April 2017

Time: 16:30

Duration: 1:31

Place: CINEMA 4

Date: 8 April 2017

Time: 10:45

Duration: 1:30

Year in



Jim Jarmusch


Frederich Elmes


Adam Driver
Golshifteh Farahani
Chasten Harmon
Barry Shabaka Henley
William Jackson Harper
Rizwan Manji
Kara Hayward




Affonso Gonçalves




118 min




Joshua Astrachan
Carter Logan

Production Company

Animal Kingdom
Amazon Studios

Production Design

Mark Friedberg


K5 International


Jim Jarmusch

Sound Design

Drew Kunin

Year of Production



Jim JARMUSCH (1953, USA) lives and works in New York, and is one of the world’s most important independent filmmakers. In his films, it is not the plot but the characters that are of primary importance. Stranger Than Paradise (1984) won the Golden Camera and Broken Flowers (2005) captured the Grand Prize of the Jury at the Cannes Film Festival, where Jarmusch also won the Palme d’Or for his short Coffee and Cigarettes III (1993). Besides being a film director, Jarmusch also works as a screenwriter, actor, producer, editor, musician and composer.



(selection) Permanent Vacation (1980), Stranger Than Paradise (1984), The Lady Don’t Mind (1985, short), Coffee and Cigarettes (1986, short), Down By Law (1986), Sightsee (1987, short), Coffee and Cigarettes II (Memphis Version) (1988, short), Mystery Train (1989), Night on Earth (1991), Coffee and Cigarettes III (Somewhere in California) (1993, short), Dead Man (1995), Year of the Horse (1997, doc), Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999), Coffee and Cigarettes (2003), Broken Flowers (2005), The Limits of Control (2009), Only Lovers Left Alive (2013), Paterson (2016), Gimme Danger (2016, doc)