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Paterson

Drama Comedy


 

A week in the life of Paterson a poet who works as a bus driver in the city he was born in, Paterson New Jersey.

Eclectic moments are tenderly observed in this movie about almost nothing, and encounters which could appear ludicrous in the hands of a clumsier director are lovingly shaped into an affecting ode to life. "Paterson" is stealthily captivating, you wonder if you're being immersed in a mundane study of daily routine only to find that you've been romanced and swept off your feet by a profound and poetic experience. Or would you rather be a fish?

Anne Murphy

MIFF 2016
Madman Entertainment 118 mins