News of a film from director Jim Jarmusch (Stranger Than Paradise, Dead Man, Broken Flowers, Only Lovers Left Alive) is always a cause for celebration. His newest is called Paterson, and the title stands for both the New Jersey town where the movie takes place and the name of a quiet bus driver, played by Adam Driver.
But the film’s first poster, which you can see exclusively below, doesn’t feature any public transportation vehicles. Paterson is also a daydreamer and a poet. Here we see him sleeping in bed next to his wife, Laura (Golshifteh Farahani from Body of Lies), amid rays of sunlight and a notebook full of scribbled words. The drama, which takes place over a week in their lives, is ripe with Jarmusch’s wry, idiosyncratic observations about how we all bumpily make our way in the world.
Paterson premiered in competition at the Cannes Film Festival in May, where it was greeted with near-unanimous praise from critics (96 percent currently on Rotten Tomatoes) but went home empty-handed. Well, not exactly: Nellie, the English bulldog that Paterson owns in the film, scored the Palm Dog. (The first time, sadly, that the award was given posthumously.)
Paterson is currently screening at the Toronto International Film Festival and opens in theaters on Dec 28. Check out the poster below.