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Coffee on Celluloid: "Coffee & Cigarettes" (2003, dir. Jim Jarmusch)

Updated: Nov 8, 2023



Here at The French Workshop, we love a good arthouse film just as much as we love a good cup of coffee. So, any movie featuring our favorite breakfast beverage is totally going to be up our alley, naturally. We've compiled some of our favorite cafe-inspired moments captured on the silver screen into a new series of posts -- starting with Jim Jarmusch's quirky 2003 movie, Coffee and Cigarettes. Consisting of eleven short story sequences, the film features a stacked cast: from music legends such as Tom Waits, Iggy Pop, Meg and Jack White, RZA and GZA; to film titans like Steve Coogan, Alfred Molina, Roberto Benigni, Steve Buscemi, and Cate Blanchett. Taking its cues from the French New Wave, the film is done entirely in black-and-white, highlighting snippets of the lives of quotidian characters and their idiosyncrasies.


One of our favorite scenes features Blanchett starring as both herself and a fictional cousin named Shelly, in a clear display of her multi-faceted talents. Check out the scene below:



 


 

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