Archive of films Coffee and Cigarettes / Coffee and Cigarettes

USA
2003, 96 min

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Year: 2004

Coffee and Cigarettes is a series of short films disguised as a feature (or vice versa). An eclectic collection of oddballs portrayed by an equally eclectic group of extraordinary actors and musicians sitting around drinking coffee, smoking cigarettes and discussing objects as diverse as caffeine popsicles, a fictitious rock band, and the inventions of Nikola Tesla. 


Synopsis

Coffee and Cigarettes is a series of short films disguised as a feature (or vice versa). Each sequence involves several characters just sitting around, drinking coffee, smoking cigarettes and discussing objects as diverse as caffeine popsicles, Abbott & Costello, Elvis conspiracy theories, the proper preparation of English tea, the inventions of Nikola Tesla, the fictitious rock band SQÜRL, Paris in the twenties, and the use of nicotine as an insecticide... The cast is an extremely eclectic group of extraordinary actors and musicians portraying an equally eclectic collection of oddballs.

About the director

Jim Jarmusch (b. 1953, Akron, Ohio) lives and works in New York. Even his first feature, Permanent Vacation (1980), gained a cult as well as critical following in Europe. His second film, Stranger Than Paradise (1984), won the Camera d’Or at Cannes. Then came the following successful features: Down by Law (1986), Mystery Train (1989) and Night on Earth (1991). In 1995 he shot the atypical western Dead Man, and in 1997 a rock-and-roll movie about Neil Young, Year of the Horse. In 1999 he directed Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai and in 2000 the segment Int. Trailer. Night from Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet. He has also directed a number of short films and music videos.

Contacts

Fortissimo Films
Van Diemenstraat 100, 1013 CN, Amsterdam
Netherlands
Tel: +31 206 273 215
Fax: +31 206 261 155
E-mail: info@fortissimo.nl
www: www.fortissimofilms.com

Artcam Films
Rašínovo nábřeží 6, 128 00, Praha 2
Czech Republic
Tel: +420 221 411 619
Fax: +420 221 411 699
E-mail: sylvie.leray@artcam.cz
www: www.artcam.cz

About the film

Black & white, 35 mm

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
   
Director: Jim Jarmusch
Screenplay: Jim Jarmusch
Dir. of Photography: Tom DiCillo, Frederick Elmes, Ellen Kuras, Robby Müller
Editor: Jim Jarmusch, Terry Katz, Melody London, Jay Rabinowitz
Producer: Joana Vicente, Jason Kliot
Production: Smokescreen
Cast: Roberto Benigni, Steven Wright, Joie Lee, Clinqué Lee, Steve Buscemi, Iggy Pop, Tom Waits, Joseph Rigano, Cate Blanchet, Bill Murray
Contact: Fortissimo Films, Artcam Films

Guests

Winnie Lau

Buyer

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