It’s been four years since Jim Jarmusch’s The Limits of Control. The writer-director, known for a distinctive “quiet” style and poetically cool filmmaking, has returned with Only Lovers Left Alive, a story that centres on two vampires who have been in love for centuries.
The film spins the romantic drama genre and sets to star-crossed lovers who keep crossing back and forth for centuries. Stars Tom Hiddleston and Jarmusch regular Tilda Swinton look fantastic as two hopeless romantics who’ll like rise above the whole vampire trend currently invading every medium.
The film also stars Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt, Anton Yelchin and Jeffrey Wright. Though its made the rounds at all the major festivals, it will begin a slow, international theatrical roll out on December 5th.
Noted indie director Jim Jarmusch directs the vampire story Only Lovers Left Alive. Tom Hiddleston stars as Adam, a bloodsucker who makes a living as a reclusive musician. He reunites with the love of his life, Eve (Tilda Swinton) a fellow vampire who leaves her home overseas to be with him in the downtrodden Motor City. They eventually get a visit from Eve’s irresponsible sister (Mia Wasikowska) who irritates Adam and eventually causes trouble with the one human – the vampires refer to the living as zombies — with whom the depressed music hero gets along. Only Lovers Left Alive screened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.
Source: The Film Stage