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"This is a wondrously tender, witty and delicate chronicle of a week in the mostly unremarkable life." – Sight & Sound

In the New Jersey town of Paterson, a man by the name of Paterson (Adam Driver, MIFF 2015's Hungry Hearts) drives a bus. He keeps a copy of William Carlos Williams' epic poem of the same name on his desk . And he's also a poet.

Symmetry and order seem to dictate Paterson's existence as he follows the same daily routine: writing lines of prose inspired by his passengers, walking his English bulldog to the local bar each night, and coming home to his big-dreaming wife Laura (Golshifteh Farahani, MIFF 2013's The Patience Stone). And yet, in Jim Jarmusch's (Gimme Danger, MIFF 2016) hands – as aided by Driver at his contemplative best, and gracefully shot by cinematographer Frederick Elmes (Coffee and Cigarettes, MIFF 2004) – a series of amusing coincidences becomes a thoughtful, playful and insightful meditation on the ebbs and flows of life.

"Paterson is a pure shot of oblique charm. It's like a museum to wander around and gawp at all the wonderful exhibits." – Little White Lies