Only Lovers Left Alive 2013 M

6.00PM Fri 30 Aug 2019 (2hrs 3mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

‘Jarmusch delivers a passionate and consummately chic essay on science, music, time and above all love. His most poetic film since Dead Man, Only Lovers Left Alive is also funny and playful, with Tilda Swinton delivering one-liners with vintage aplomb and Tom Hiddleston playing her world-weary amour to surprisingly lovable effect. [It is] impeccably crafted in every respect – from the sublimely atmospheric visuals to Jarmusch’s characteristically bespoke musical choices…

Swinton, felinely mischievous, and Hiddleston, suavely Byronic as her straight man, are not only very funny but relishably tender, making the notion of eternal undying (or undead) love a considerably more sophisticated proposition than in the Twilight series… Science, literature, music history and even botany all play their part in a script that combines occasionally goofy wit (‘You drank Ian!’) with a melancholy harping on mortality and humanity’s capacity to mess the globe up.’ Jonathan Romney, Screendaily

CREDITS

DCP, COLOR, STEREO, 123 MINUTES, UNITED KINGDOM, GERMANY, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: JIM JARMUSCH / PRODUCER: JEREMY THOMAS, REINHARD BRUNDIG / SCRIPT: JIM JARMUSCH / CINEMATOGRAPHER: YORICK LE SAUX / EDITOR: AFFONSO GONÇALVES / ART DIRECTOR: ANJA FROMM / MUSIC: JOZED VAN WISSEM, YASMINE HAMDAN, SQÜRL / COSTUME DESIGNER: BINA DAIGELER / CAST: TILDA SWINTON, TOM HIDDLESTON, MIA WASIKOWSKA, JOHN HURT / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT