Films / Paterson


Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani


Writer/DirectorJim Jarmusch
ProducersJoshua Astrachan, Carter Logan
Executive ProducersOliver Simon, Daniel Baur, Jean Labadie, Ron Bozman
Director of PhotographyFrederick Elmes
EdtorAffonso Goncalves
Production DesignerMark Friedberg

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival - Competition


Paterson is a bus driver in the city 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.

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 nefound ambitions; she champions his gift for poetry.

The film quietly observes the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details.