Only Lovers Left Alive


After being around for centuries and now living in the modern age, vampire Adam (Hiddleston) is a rockstar that cannot grow accustomed to the new modern world with all of its new technology. While he lives in Detroit, his wife Eve (Swinton) lives in Tangier, flourishing in the new world. But when she senses Adam's depression with society, she gets on a plane and goes to see him. Shortly after Eve gets there, her little sister, Eva (Wasikowska), shows up after 87 years and disrupts the couple's idyll reunion.

Director: Jim Jarmusch

Starring: Tom Hiddleston,Tilda Swinton,Mia Wasikowska,John Hurt

Runtime: 123

Taking place in a particularly gloomy part of Detroit, the recent film from iconic cult director Jim Jarmusch is a somber, darkly funny tale of love, humankind, and opposition to the latter’s contemporary status.

It centres on two main characters, Adam and Eve, centuries-old vampires who’ve taken part in influencing the rise of many of the best-known and most celebrated scientists, thinkers, writers and musicians.

It’s a film which requires you to look beyond any prejudices which may exist towards Jarmusch’s trademark zany style, and realise how with that quite often comes a piece of work with a vast amount of thought-provoking detail.

by Sam hmv Colchester