What I love so much about Jim Jarmusch's work, is that no matter what the narrative, his films all feel of the same world. They exist in a universe entirely of his own creation—a minimalistic world but one that's never void of eccentric characters wandering through fractured stories and vignettes. Those in his films come alive through his idiosyncratic dialogue where mood feels like a character of its own. And just as most great auteur's tend to do, Jarmusch loves to recycle his casts—Bill Murray, Steve Buscemi, Jon Lurie, and of course, the other-worldly creature that is Tilda Swinton. So naturally, when it came time to make his romantic vampire drama Only Lovers Left Alive, she gets top billing.
The bloodsucking drama tells the story of Adam, a deeply depressed underground musician who reunites with his eternal and enigmatic love, Eve. Having already endured serveral centuries together, their love story is thwarted by the presence of Eve's crazy younger sister, Ava. Swinton, Tom Hiddelston, and Mia Wasikowska take on the leading roles with John Hurt and Anton Yelchin filling out the supporting cast.
The first image from the film has been released and features Swinton looking like a stoic beauty with Hiddelston (sporting some new long locks) wrapped around her. And obivously with Jarmusch's directorial hands at work, this will not be your typical Twilight fare. It's been four long years since his last feature relase so I'm hoping this one makes it's way to Cannes in May and swiftly into theaters.