Star Wars alumni Adam Driver goes back to his indie roots in this profound and poetic drama.
A film about a bus driver might not seem like the most enticing premise for a movie, but Paterson, directed by Only Lovers Left Alive and Broken Flowers creator Jim Jarmusch proves otherwise. Adam Driver, of Girls and Star Wars, fame plays Paterson, a bus driver who also happens to be a poet whose day to day life is soon to be shattered by an unexpected event.
If that mysterious, synopsis doesn’t lure you in, maybe the heaps of praise the film has been getting will. It’s bagged awards at both the Cannes and Toronto film festivals respectively and as movie whispers go, it’s one of the best of the year.
Naturally, Driver makes the film by pouring all that character work into every scene much as we’ve seen with his work in Girls, Midnight Special and Tracks. It’s also worth a viewing for the chance to get to know actress Golshifteh Farahani, who plays his wife. The Iranian newbie pulls out a stand-up-and-take-notice performance so she’s a good name to drop the next time you end up in one of those heated movie discussions.
Paterson is released in the UK on the 20th November.
Watch the trailer here.