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Jim Jarmusch, Only Lovers Left Alive, 2013

Only Lovers Left Alive

14 Feb 201412 Mar 2014

'Hilarious, bittersweet, nostalgic and philosophical. One of this amazing director’s finest achievements' David Jenkins, Little White Lies
★★★★ Guardian
★★★★ Observer
★★★★ Daily Telegraph

Adam (Tom Hiddleston) is a reclusive vampire who has come to the conclusion over the course of the centuries that, for humanity, 'all the sand is at the bottom of the hourglass'. His wife Eve (Tilda Swinton) lives in Tangier, swigging bags of hospital blood with
 the 16th-century playwright Christopher Marlowe (John Hurt). Adam and Eve reunite in Detroit, but the arrival of her sister Ava (Mia Wasikowska) threatens to shatter their secretive world.

Hiddleston’s depressed vamp is in the classic mould, while Swinton’s joyful Eve is a pleasure to watch. But as befits Jarmusch’s genre-jerking style (Dead Man, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai), the fact that almost every character is a vampire is more a vehicle for the plot than its point: this is
 a mischievous answer to Twilight and its ilk, and a tale of how true love remains.

Only Lovers Left Alive, dir Jim Jarmusch, UK/Germany/France/Cyprus/USA 2013, 123 mins, cert 15

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