Adam Driver’s (HBO’s Girls, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) star continues to rise with his pitch-perfect performance in Jim Jarmusch’s (Only Lovers Left Alive) profoundly enjoyable Paterson.
He plays Paterson, a bus driver-cum-poet named for the New Jersey town in which he lives and works, musing while he drives and writing snatches of verse on his breaks before going home to his wife Laura (Golshifteh Farahani), who’s equally engaged in her own creative and cultural projects. A paean to the gentle delights of small-town American life, it’s one of the year’s most purely pleasurable films.
· “Will be treasured for years” ***** Tim Robey, Telegraph
Tue 17 & Thu 19 Jan, 7.30pm
Dir: Jim Jarmusch | USA | 2016 | 118 mins