Jim Jarmusch

Jim Jarmusch

Still: Only Lovers Left Alive
Jim JARMUSCH (1953, USA) lives and works in New York, and is considered one of the world’s most important independent filmmakers. His films are characterised by their minimalistic, character-driven stories, their wit and dark humour, and often feature musicians. Jarmusch graduated from Columbia University in 1975 before applying for New York University’s School of the Arts graduate film school. He was accepted despite his lack of filmmaking experience. After dropping out, he finished his first film Permanent Vacation in 1980. In 1983, a short version of Stranger Than Paradise screened at IFFR and won the KNF Award. It was then expanded into a feature-length film, which won Camera d’Or at Cannes, the Golden Leopard at Locarno and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. Down by Law (1986) earned Jarmusch his first Palme d’Or nomination, and marked his first collaboration with cinematographer Robby Müller. They would also work together on Mystery Train (1989), Coffee and Cigarettes II (Memphis Version) (1989), Dead Man (1995) and Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999). In 2005, Broken Flowers was awarded the Grand Prize of the Jury at Cannes. Paterson (2016) was nominated for a MovieZone Award and earned English bulldog Nellie a Palm Dog Award. The Dead Don’t Die (2019) earned Jarmusch his eight Palme d’Or nomination.


(selection) Permanent Vacation (1980), Stranger Than Paradise (1983, short), Stranger Than Paradise (1984), Coffee and Cigarettes (1986, short), Down By Law (1986), Sightsee (1987, short), Coffee and Cigarettes II (Memphis Version) (1988, short), Mystery Train (1989), Night on Earth (1991), Coffee and Cigarettes III (Somewhere in California) (1993, short), Dead Man (1995), Year of the Horse (1997, doc), Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999), Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet (2002, co-dir, segment: Int. Trailer Night), Coffee and Cigarettes (2003), Broken Flowers (2005), The Limits of Control (2009), Only Lovers Left Alive (2013), Paterson (2016), Gimme Danger (2016, doc)

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Jim Jarmusch op IFFR