Only Lovers Left Alive


Only Lovers Left Alive

Adam Zacharias indie pick of the week.

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Published: Thu 20 Mar 2014, 6:06 PM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 6:29 PM

INDIE CINEMA VETERAN Jim Jarmusch writes and directs this Detroit-based vampire drama.

Tom Hiddleston plays Adam, who works as a musician but has withdrawn from human society after becoming disenchanted with the direction it has taken. His true love Eve (Tilda Swinton) moves to the city to rekindle their centuries-old affair, but trouble begins to brew when her provocative sister Ava (Mia Wasikowska) pays a visit.

“Almost nothing happens in this minor-key drift through a desolate, imperiled modern world, and yet it is the perennial downtown filmmaker’s best work in many years,” said Todd McCarthy of The Hollywood Reporter.

“Less a drama than a miniature double portrait, Jarmusch’s film creates two people whose joy, not pain, is to be together forever. C’est l’amour,” said Richard Corliss of Time Magazine.

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