Director Jim Jarmusch’s new Vampire tale, Only Lovers Left Alive, is at Cannes and will be screening in a matter of days. However, ahead of the films premiere, some new images have been revealed, plus a statement about the sinister film released by the director.
The film is still fairly unknown in terms of what exactly will be happening in terms of plot, but thankfully the directors statement gives a very deep insight into his intentions for the film, and the general story itself, and thankfully Only Lovers left Alive continues to intrigue and excite me…
Here is the directors statement:
Only Lover Left Alive is an unconventional love story between a man and a woman, Adam and Eve. (My script was partially inspired by the last book published by Mark Twain: The Diaries of Adam and Eve — though no direct reference to the book is made other than the character’s names.) These two lovers are archetypal outsiders, classic bohemians, extremely intelligent and sophisticated — yet still in full possession of their animal instincts. They have traveled the world and experienced many remarkable things, always inhabiting the shadowed margins of society. And, like their own love story, their particular perspective on human history spans centuries — because they happen to be vampires.
Written and directed by Jim Jarmusch, Only Lovers Left Alive stars Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston. Supporting cast includes Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt, Anton Yelchin and Slimane Dazi.
Adam (Tom Hiddleston), an underground musician reunites with his lover for centuries (Tilda Swinton) after he becomes depressed and tired with the direction human society has taken. Their love is interrupted and tested by her wild and uncontrollable little sister (Mia Wasikowska).