When a director says that their next feature will be, yet another pained undead love story, one might roll their eyes and say, “Pass!” But when Jim Jarmusch announces that his next film will be a hopeless vampire romance starring Tilda Swinton, you say, “Yes, please!” And after having its premiere at Cannes and May and showing in Toronto earlier this month, Only Lovers Left Alive will have its New York debut at NYFF in the coming weeks—and I couldn’t be more excited. Sadly, the film won’t be rolling into theaters until 2014 but will all hope, this is one worth waiting for.
Jarmusch’s undead drama tells the story of Adam (played by Tom Hiddelston), a deeply depressed underground musician who reunites with his eternal and enigmatic love, Eve (Swinton). Having already endured several centuries together, their love story is thwarted by the presence of Eve’s crazy younger sister, Ava (Mia Wasikowska.) John Hurt and Anton Yelchin filling out the supporting cast in the film, which The Film Stage
calls, “Minimal in style, yet bleeding with coolness, this is perhaps the most unusual and restrained vampire movie in recent memory, primarily because Jarmusch is less concerned with the violent thirst for blood and other typical cliches associated with this sub-genre of mythology.”
And today we’ve got a new set of bloodthirsty stills from Only Lovers Left Alive for you to enjoy. Take a look below.