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)
Engels / English, Nederlandse / Dutch & Franse / French ondertitels / subtitles
Film Fest Gent
regisseur: Jim Jarmusch - producent: Joshua Astrachan - scenario: Jim Jarmusch - montage: Affonso Gonçalves - fotografie: Frederick Elmes - productiehuis: Amazon Studios - distributeur: Imagine Film Distribution