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“[Sony Pictures Classics announced] … that they have acquired all North American rights to Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive, which will have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival tomorrow in the In Competition section. The film was produced by Jeremy Thomas of Recorded Picture Company and Reinhard Brundig of Pandora Film. Christos Konstantakopoulos of Fairilo House served as executive producer.
Starring Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt, Anton Yelchin and Jeffrey Wright, Only Lovers Left Alive takes place against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangier and follows an underground musician, deeply depressed by the direction of human activities, who reunites with his resilient and enigmatic lover. Their love story has already endured several centuries at least, but their debauched idyll is soon disrupted by her wild and uncontrollable younger sister. »
- Jonathan James
After a special screening of Only Lovers Left Alive on Wednesday night, Tilda Swinton, director Jim Jarmusch and their guests nocturnally celebrated the upcoming release of the vampire romance and film-fest favorite by heading a few blocks south to SoHo's upcoming double-feature: farm-to-table restaurant Chalk Point Kitchen and its downstairs vintage cocktail lounge, The Handy Liquor Bar. Story: The Hollywood Reporter's Top 25 Power Lunch Spots of 2014 Located at 527 Broome Street (between Thompson & Sullivan), The Handy Liquor Bar is named after Thomas Handy, known as one of the first expert barmen in the
- Ashley Lee
When a well-known actor takes a job for the cash, the final result generally comes off as little more than a paycheck for all involved. Actress Tilda Swinton is lucky, in that regard. Her work-for-hire performances have served the likes of David Fincher, Tony Gilroy, the Coen Brothers, and the perfectly fine adaptation of The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. Those pictures aren’t Swinton “selling out,” but taking on respectable gigs with people whose work she admires. What revs the actress up the most are the kind of projects that represent who she is. “That’s just the way I roll,” says Swinton on her long history of staying in the trenches with the projects and filmmakers that she deeply connects with. She’s someone that stands by her director. If you recall, when Bong Joon-Ho’s director’s cut of Snowpiercer was in danger of being chopped up for its Us release, Swinton »
- Jack Giroux
The downtown crowd at the event included Christy Turlington, Peter Sarsgaard, Stellan Skarsgard and director Joel Coen. Patti Smith hugged Swinton on the red carpet–”I love this movie,” she said, noting it was her second time seeing it. At the after party at the Handy Liquor Bar, guests sipped on vampire-themed Qui Tequila cocktails.
Jarmusch told Variety about the struggle to get his vision made, citing the purse tightening of indie film financiers compared to when he started in the ’80s as a young director. “The world economy, »
- Ramin Setoodeh
The south watches more gay porn, congratulations to the insta-married couples in the UK, Sir Richard Branson knows gay is good for business
Seth Rogen says that one scene that’s missing from The Neighbors is why the frat moves into the house next door to his character. They filmed it, but cut it for time. “They burned down the old house. We filmed the scene. They are having a civil war reenactment and have lined the pledges in two lines with their asses out. They shoved fireworks in their asses and have a battle with the pledges with fireworks up their asses. An errant firework goes into the house and burns the house down. We cut it for time.” So…DVD extras?
Sony is planning on remaking My Best Friend’s Wedding in Chinese to support the local market. This is a very gay movie, and China is a mixed bag on gay rights. »
- Ed Kennedy
Warning to all of Hollywood: working with Tom Hiddleston means becoming the latest addition to his library of impressions, or so The Hollywood Reporter was told by Tilda Swinton at a special screening of Jim Jarmusch's Only Lovers Left Alive on Wednesday night at New York City's Landmark Sunshine Cinema. Video: Live From Cannes: Tilda Swinton on 'Only Lovers Left Alive' "We just sort of chewed it and had a great time," said Swinton of playing a vampire opposite Hiddleston, who can accurately imitate Owen Wilson (after Midnight in Paris), Chris Hemsworth (Thor and Avengers) and even Joey from War Horse, among others. "We were
- Ashley Lee
Austin – “Please go away,” Tilda Swinton says to a publicist 16 minutes into our interview. We are speaking about Scotland, where she resides, and how she sorts out what roles she’d like to play. The 53-year-old actress is firm and honest and returns to me without missing a beat, eye contact intact.
Sipping tea with honey, Swinton has both “Only Lovers Left Alive,” the Jim Jarmusch-directed drama in which she stars as a vampire in love opposite Tom Hiddleston, and Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” in which she plays Madame D., one of Ralph Fiennes’ many older lovers (made up to look like an elderly woman).
On her first trip to SXSW, Swinton was a featured speaker and sat down the morning after her conversation to speak with Variety.
Variety: Do you divide the arts into film and painting or is it all one thing?
- Alexandra Cheney
Jim Jarmusch's "Only Lovers Left Alive" is the New York director's best film in a long time. When he's good, he's very very good, but some of his work can feel indulgent and thin (see "Limits of Control"). But this super-cool vampire romance hits on all cylinders. (It's at 73 on Metacritic.) "Only Lovers Left Alive" stars Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton as exquisitely cool ancient vampires still in love after centuries--perhaps because they live on different continents. He morosely cruises the ghostly streets of a ruined, deserted Detroit (an inspired location), creates lush electronic music and collects vintage instruments provided by his discreet local dealer (Anton Yelchin). She roams the narrow lanes of Tangier to meet her beloved quality blood supplier (John Hurt). She finally pays her lover a visit in Detroit, where they are joined for a time by her mischievous sister (Mia Wasikowska). In this must-see romance, »
- Anne Thompson
Acclaimed director and musician Jim Jarmusch will celebrate the opening of his 11th film Only Lovers Left Alive with a special pre-release event in New York, combining a screening of the film with live performance by his band SqÜRl.
New Jim Jarmusch Film Explores the Emotional Lives of Vampires
The April 1st event, held 10 days before the film's official release, will occur in two parts: the screening will be held at 7:00 p.m. at Sunshine Cinema, while the post-film concert will take place at nearby club Santos Party House. »
Austin - "I dance as much as I can," said Tilda Swinton during our interview. This was fresh off of Jim Jarmusch's "Only Lovers Left Alive" playing at SXSW, one of two films in which the actress appears at the festival. The other is "Grand Budapest Hotel," directed by Wes Anderson, which Swinto describes as "enchanting," a flick you'd give up a Saturday to get snuggly and watch from your couch. "Enchanting" is a good word to describe the English actress, who described the varied ways she enjoys the roles she plays on film and in life. For "Only Lovers," she played opposite of Tom Hiddleston -- "play" being the operative. "We were friends of friends, inclined to like each other from the start, and we did," Swinton said of Hiddleston, whose moody musician character Adam is a her husband and true love in the vampire tale. Aside from "digging each other, »
- Katie Hasty
Director Jim Jarmusch‘s (Broken Flowers, Dead Man) films have never been for everyone. They’re experimental in a variety of ways, but, for good or bad, they are always Jim Jarmusch films. However, sometimes too much Jarmuschiness can agitate even his own fans. His last film, The Limits of Control, never shied away from testing its audience’s patience in part because its awareness of itself was far too often distancing. That’s not the case with his latest film, Only Lovers Left Alive, a movie that maintains its focus, emotional investment, and laughs from start to finish. Adam (Tom Hiddleston) and Eve (Tilda Swinton) have been lovers for hundreds of years. They’re true romantics, but they are on opposite sides of the world. Eve is living in Tangier, while Adam is in the rotting city of Detroit. Time is relative when you’re immortal, but still, it’s not easy for them. The »
- Jack Giroux
Tilda Swinton's no shrinking violet, and thank goodness for that. Last July, Swinton released a photo of herself holding a rainbow flag in front of the Kremlin, with the official statement, "In solidarity. From Russia with love." The gesture was in response to the growing anti-lgbtq sentiments in Russia, which have since only gotten worse since then.
While Swinton was in Austin promoting her fantastic new film, "Only Lovers Left Alive," Swinton got in one delicious dig at Russian President Putin during an interview with The Daily Beast. "Well, Russia has the gayest president ever. No, that's an offensive thing to say -- not to him, but to the gay community," she quipped, in response to a comment about the Sochi Olympics.
- Jenni Miller
Ok, Jim Jarmusch. Just take it. Take all our blood. Now. Few things seem as amazing as being undead creatures of the night and hanging out with Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton and Mia Wasikowska. The director’s latest film, Only Lovers Left Alive, is still making the festival rounds before its April 11 theatrical premiere. Centuries-old vampires Adam and Eve (Hiddleston and Swinton) reunite in a mutual thirst — for each other and pure blood untainted by the zombies (humans). The arrival of Eve’s free-spirited sister, Ava (Wasikowska), shakes things up for Adam, a reclusive, pessimistic musician, and his pragmatic partner, threatening their survival. Jarmusch’s sardonic sense of humor and the utterly cool Hiddleston and Swinton — here grungy...
- Alison Nastasi
For a very long time it seemed like vampires were the zenith of cool, from Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise in Interview with a Vampire to Wesley Snipes in Blade. Then the Twilight saga came along and vampires took something of a hit to their image. We’re not saying it was the sparkling, but the sparkling didn’t help.
Luckily, indie director Jim Jarmusch is on hand to repair vampires’ cool image with Only Lovers Left Alive, a romantic horror film about two members of the sharp-toothed undead, Adam (Tom Hiddleston) and Eve (Tilda Swinton), who have a love affair that dates back centuries. They reunite after a period of estrangement, only to have their lives disrupted by the appearance of Eve’s wild younger sister Ava (Mia Wasikowska).
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- H. Shaw-Williams
You have probably already heard about Only Lovers Left Alive, although it’s far easier to remember it as “the Tom Hiddleston/Tilda Swinton vampire movie.” It has been a long time in coming to the American market, slowly making the rounds of the festival circuit since it premiered at Cannes last year. Now, the film is finally getting a wide U.S. release, promoted by yet another dreamy, ethereal trailer.
Hiddleston and Swinton feature as centuries-old vampire lovers named Adam and Eve, now evolved to a state where they do not need to feast upon humans to acquire sustenance. Instead they seem to spend their time playing music, discussing literature, and enjoying each other’s company. A wrench may be thrown into the works, however, by the appearance of Adam’s sister Ava (Mia Wasikowska), a younger and obviously wilder creature whom Adam does not seem to be overly fond of. »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
A new trailer has been released for the upcoming drama Tracks.
Directed by John Curran, Tracks stars Mia Wasikowska as Robyn Davidson, who leaves her city life when she decides to go on a solo trek through 1,700 miles of Australian desert with only her dog and four camels for company.
The biographical drama opens in UK cinemas on April 25. No Us dates have been announced. »
Directed by Jim Jarmusch
Written by Jim Jarmusch
Inspired by Mark Twain’s Extracts from Adam’s Diary, Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive beautifully explores love and living after immortality siphoned away any semblance of life. Beautifully shot and wonderfully performed, the film eschews the more bombastic side of vampiric lore for a subtle approach exploring immortality and existence.
After having mingled with the likes of Lord Byron and Christopher Marlowe (John Hurt), Adam (Tom Hiddleston), is a centuries old vampire who has retreated from society to a home in the carcass of Detroit, living among his analogue music equipment. He admonishes humans as zombies and grudgingly hates them for worshipping inauthenticity over true intellect or talent. Adam is bitter and fatigued. Whether it is his Tesla-engineered electricity system or his penchant for 1905 Gibsons, Adam has not lived in the present for the last few centuries. »
- David Tran
If there's anything more mesmerizing than watching a Tilda Swinton performance, it's seeing the actress and film festival runner speak live in person. SXSW attendees in Austin got to experience Swinton in all her alluring glory yesterday during an hour-long talk, moderated by the Film Society of Lincoln Center's newly appointed Deputy Director (and Indiewire co-founder), Eugene Hernandez. The Q&A covered the gamut, from how Swinton found her calling as an artist after meeting a painter her father invited over, to why she signed on to play a vampire in Jim Jarmusch's "Only Lovers Left Alive," which is playing at the festival. But the unquestionable highlight from the talk came when Hernandez asked Swinton -- who said that she makes every film as if it were her last -- what cinema means to her as an art form. Her answer is below: My guides in this inquiry are »
- Nigel M Smith
While she’ll be seen in the first half of this year in The Double and Only Lovers Left Alive, Mia Wasikowska’s only leading role will take her on a massive journey yet: a trek across the Australian desert. Coming from The Painted Veil director John Curran, the project premiered on the fall festival circuit and follows the actress as Robyn [...] »
- Jordan Raup
Sneak Peek more new footage from writer, director Jim Jarmusch's 'vampire' feature "Only Lovers Left Alive", starring Tom Hiddleston ('Loki' in Marvel's "Thor" movies), Tilda Swinton, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt and Anton Yelchin:
"...after being around for centuries and now living in the modern age, vampire 'Adam' (Hiddleston) is a rock star who cannot grow accustomed to the 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, 'Ava' (Wasikowska), shows up after 87 years (!) and disrupts the couple's idyll reunion..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Only Lovers Left Alive"...
- Michael Stevens
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