Director: Jim Jarmusch
Writer(s): Jim Jarmusch
Cast: Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Anton Yelchin, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt
Awards: Nominated for Palme d'Or at Cannes
Jim Jarmusch’s ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE tells the tale of two fragile and sensitive vampires, Adam (Tom Hiddleston) and Eve (Tilda Swinton), who have been lovers for centuries. Both are cultured intellectuals with an all-embracing passion for music, literature and science, who have evolved to a level where they no longer kill for sustenance, but still retain their innate wildness.
“This is a movie about the transcendent bond between partners who can communicate without speaking a word, so it’s only fitting that the gorgeous cinematography perfectly captures the movie’s emotional depths.” – Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
“It’s so elegant and dreamlike-such a departure from most vampire epics-that you won’t be bored. It also has a wicked sense of humor you usually don’t find in the genre.” – Rex Reed, New York Observer
“It helps to have performers as radiant and watchable as Swinton and Hiddleston in the leads, but it’s Jarmusch’s direction and his smart screenplay that make Only Lovers Left Alive such a treat for mature audiences.” – Alonso Duralde, The Wrap