Opinions were sharply divided on Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson, which received an appreciation score of 69.17 per cent. Some responses: “A wonderful film. So slow paced you’d expect to be bored but it was full of surprises.” “A subtle, gentle, moving film. Understated but complex.” “Who would have thought the apparent carnage of Trump’s rust-belt USA could produce a film of such [cont'd.]
Our next film, on Tuesday 3 October at 19:45, is Mon Roi, also known as My King. A searing French domestic drama, it stars Emmanuelle Bercot as Tony and Vincent Cassel as Georgio, the lover of her dreams – and nightmares. Full-on emotion from Maïwenn, one of France’s young(ish) female actor/directors.
An excellent start to the season with Almodóvar’s Julieta, which scored 84.11 per cent on our appreciation index. Some comments: “A brilliant start to the new season.” “Lovely, emotionally rich film.” “A very sensual film. Brilliant.” “Almodóvar at his mature best.” “So colourful. Beautifully filmed. Great story.” “Riveting!” “Splendid.” The short film, Rhonna and Donna, was also well liked, scoring 79.59 per cent. [cont'd.]
Our next film, on Tuesday 19 September at 19:45, is Jim Jarmusch’s gentle, charming Paterson. A bus driver named Paterson (Adam Driver), in a New England town of the same name, lives to write poetry. Meanwhile, his eccentric wife Laura (Golshifteh Farahani) brings an element of benign chaos to their ordered existence. A subtle hymn to the joys of the ordinary [cont'd.]