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  • Writer's pictureVincent Quek

Introducing Jim Jarmusch’s PATERSON and provocative new documentary SAFARI by Ulrich Seidl

Following strong positive feedback to their first – and eventual - Oscar-nominated release TONI ERDMANN, Anticipate Pictures is proud to welcome two new films to their slate.

SINGAPORE (Mar 13 2017) – Iconic independent American director Jim Jarmusch of works such as Stranger Than Paradise, Mystery Train, Broken Flowers and Only Lovers Left Alive will finally see his latest film Paterson premiere in Singapore, after its auspicious debut as a Competition title at last year’s Cannes Film Festival.

The film stars Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Force Awakens; Girls) as a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey, who finds beauty in his daily routine and pens his observations as poems. Golshifteh Farahani (About Elly, Body of Lies) plays his loving wife who urges him to consider publishing them – to surprising results.

“Through the eyes of Paterson, director Jim Jarmusch creates a world where poetry in its written form blends harmoniously with the poetry he creates in cinema. It is a delightful marriage of both art forms, in the guise of a love story which steals your heart in the most beguiling fashion. We are incredibly excited to present Paterson to Singapore.” Vincent Quek, founder of Anticipate Pictures states.

On the other end of the spectrum, the company has also acquired Safari, a provocative new documentary from the Austrian director Ulrich Seidl (Paradise Trilogy; In The Basement) about European tourists who travel to Africa to hunt animals for sport. Taking a completely objective stance, and shot in his trademark still portrait fashion, Seidl probes his complicit human subjects to reveal horrifying truths about the natures of Man versus animal.

Vincent exclaims: “The cinema of Ulrich Seidl continues to reveal uncomfortable truths, and sometimes lies we may tell ourselves to indulge our darkest desires. It is a superb and troubling form of filmmaking, definitely not your conventional nature doc. We were shell-shocked after the screening at Toronto (International Film Festival), and felt that this was the right film to launch our edgy documentary label.”

After world premiering in the prestigious Venice Film Festival in an Out of Competition slot, Safari traveled to the Toronto International Film Festival and then competed in the BFI London Film Festival 2016. It will make its Singapore premiere in a special program by local film and photography centre Objectifs, called Stories That Matter 2017. Tickets are now available at


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