Paterson (2016)

Very little happens in a Jim Jarmusch film, but that ‘very little’ is always gently captivating.

At this UK premiere, we watched a week in the life of a bus driver called Paterson, his girlfriend Laura and their English bulldog Marvin. Their daily routine and habits, incidents and observations. Small details that you only notice if you take your time.

His last film, Only Lovers Left Alive was a return to form, even though it was self-consciously cool. This film, Paterson, is perfect. Effortless, the poetry of life’s little pleasures. Oh, apparently Marvin won the Palm Dog award at Cannes for best canine – he deserved it.

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