Cleveland International Film Festival } March 29 – April 9, 2017

Only Lovers Left Alive


Year: 2013
Country: USA
Run Time: 123 minutes

Only Lovers Left Alive

Adam and Eve, the original power couple, have been together for ages. He leads a cloistered Bowie-like existence, making dirge rock in a mansion in the ruins of Detroit, while she hangs with her friend Christopher Marlowe (John Hurt) in marginal Tangiers. They owe their languid nocturnal personalities to the fact that they’re vampires—hip, sexy ones in the shape of Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston—who allow only pure, untainted hospital blood to touch their cold lips. Following a premonition about her sister Ava (Mia Wasikowska), Eve takes a night flight to Detroit. She must shelter her beloved Adam from Ava’s grasping ways, and from the fans who hound and depress him. Reunited, Adam and Eve entertain bohemian friends and reminisce about geniuses they have known, while despairing at the stupidity of modern humans. Fans of legendary indie filmmaker (and Akron native) Jim Jarmusch will delight in the wry sensibility of ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE. —B.B.

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Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 9:30 PM
This screening is on Stand By.

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Principal Cast
Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt, Anton Yelchin

Director Bio
Jim Jarmusch has long been considered a seminal figure in American independent cinema. His films are often noted for their transcendent minimalism and upturning of traditional genres such as the road movie, western, crime-film, and detective story. Born in Akron, Ohio, Jarmusch lives and works in New York.

Select Filmography
"Permanent Vacation" (1980), "Stranger Than Paradise" (1984)—9th CIFF, "Down by Law" (1986), "Mystery Train" (1989), "Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai" (1999), "Coffee and Cigarettes" (2003), "Broken Flowers" (2005), ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE (2013)

Print Source

Sony Pictures Classic

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