Hitting theaters in a limited release April 11, Jim Jarmusch’s latest, Only Lovers Left Alive, has launched its official site along with more than twenty news stills from from the atmospheric modern gothic tale. Check them all out (along with the newly debuted poster) in the gallery viewer below!
Only Lovers Left Alive tells the tale of two fragile and sensitive vampires, Adam (Tom Hiddleston) and Eve (Tilda Swinton), who have been lovers for centuries. Both are cultured intellectuals with an all-embracing passion for music, literature and science, who have evolved to a level where they no longer kill for sustenance, but still retain their innate wildness.
Adam, a reclusive underground musician hiding out in the ruins of contemporary Detroit, despairs about human civilizations decline, and worries about future survival. Eve, who is perhaps 3000 years old to Adams 500, takes a longer view of history and is more optimistic. She leaves her home in the ancient city of Tangier to come to his side.
As blood has been tainted by the zombies (humans), the formerly immortal Adam and Eve must secure uncontaminated blood from hospitals or they will perish. Eves close friend, Elizabethan dramatist and unacknowledged author of Shakespeares playsChristopher Marlowe (John Hurt), is now an elder vampire who provides Eve with hospital blood. Adam gets his supply from Dr. Watson (Jeffrey Wright), a skittish hematologist who provides safe blood at a price.
Adam and Eves precarious footing is further threatened by the uninvited arrival of Eves carefree and uncontrollable little sister Ava (Mia Wasikowska). Unlike Adam and Eve, Ava hasnt yet learned to tame her wilder instincts, and her recklessness concerns Adam.