Stranger Than Paradise
Neat idea, this: the ICA is running a season of films by the inscrutable and laconic American filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, alongside work that inspired or was inspired by the director. Key Jarmusch staples like Stranger Than Paradise, Down By Law (whose improbable cast includes Tom Waits and a pre-Life Is Beautiful turn by Roberto Benigni), and Dead Man, are accompanied by classics including Buster Keaton's The Cameraman and Jean Vigo's L'Atalante, and modern work like Aki Kaurismaki's Man Without A Past. Jarmusch's reverence for the idosyncratic misfit in society is evident in this season, a theme expanded in his new film, The Limits Of Control, which happily the ICA is also showing.
Jarmusch In Context, December 4th - 23rd, at the Institute of Contemporary Arts.
Last Updated 02 December 2009