Pale-as-ice Tilda Swinton as Eve, at last the on-screen vamp(ire) I have always envisioned of her. Simultaneously old and young, ethereal and earthy; qualities even reflected in her on-screen visage.
Tom Hiddleston as Adam, the ageless hipster buried in 45-rpm vinyl and metal-flake guitars.
Both mentored by Christopher Marlowe, the ageless bard of Tangiers, immortalized on-screen by John Hurt.
The deserted dystopia of Detroit, where only the immortal stay. And a tantalizing hint of how the Motor City may yet arise from the ashes, in the foresight of Swinton’s Eve.
Their dark decadence of decay, upended by a visit from Ava (Eve’s bratty younger sister, played by Mia Wasikowska).
Jim Jarmusch’s ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE tells the…
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