Only Lovers Left Alive

Only Lovers Left Alive

Only Lovers Left Alive

Jim Jarmusch (Broken FlowersGhost Dog) received another Palme d’Or nomination at Cannes 2013 for this slowburning, darkly comic story of centuries-old vampires Adam and Eve, played by Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton. Adam is holed up in rundown Detroit, making droney guitar music, while Eve fills her nights with literature in Tangier. As she sets off to see Adam, Eve begins to realise he's spiralling into existential despair. Co-stars Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt and Anton Yelchin. More

"Set against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangier, an underground musician (Hiddleston), deeply depressed by the direction of human activities, reunites with his resilient and enigmatic lover (Swinton). Their love story has already endured several centuries at least, but their debauched idyll is soon disrupted by her wild and uncontrollable younger sister (Wasikowska). Can these wise but fragile outsiders continue to survive as the modern world collapses around them?" (Cannes Film Festival)

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2013123 minsGermany, UK, USA, France, Cyprus
DramaFantasyHorrorRomance
Director:
Jim Jarmusch ('The Limits of Control', 'Ghost Dog', 'Broken Flowers', 'Dead Man', 'Night on Earth')
Writer:
Jim Jarmusch
Cast:
Tom HiddlestonTilda SwintonMia WasikowskaJohn HurtAnton YelchinJeffrey Wright

Only Lovers Left Alive | Reviews

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Flicks, Matt Glasby

Flicks, Matt Glasby

There’s a certain kind of dissolute beauty advertisers use to suggest that being a strung-out supermodel or junkie rock-star would be awesome, rather than grim. Those execs would sell their souls for a drop of what courses through Jim (Dead Man) Jarmusch’s latest indie – not to mention the veins of its vampire protagonists: pure, liquid cool.

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Variety

Variety

A sweet but slight love story about world-weary hipster bloodsuckers.

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Total Film

Total Film

A loving, very funny valentine to undead pleasures, with Swinton and Hiddleston on top form.

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Time Out

Time Out

Jarmusch has created a requiem for a way of looking at life that is being increasingly relegated to the shadows.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Slow-burn celebration of art, style and aimless conversation. Among Mr. Jarmusch’s most voluptuous movies but it is also thin and pale, and perhaps too afraid of daylight for its own good.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

With its retro-chic connoisseurship and analogue era rock, this is a brilliant haute-hippy homage.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

Slow in pace and fittingly cold to the touch. Jarmusch's anti-Twilight filters various themes and ideas, but they never threaten to become a cohesive plot or offer resolution.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

An ode to hipsterism through the ages, a mainline shot of cool and a playful tribute to artistic fetishism.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Haunting and idiosyncratic, Jarmusch’s vampire marriage preaches to the converted, but he’s in fine voice nonetheless.

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