Sony Classics will release Jim Jarmusch‘s Only Lovers Left Alive on April 11 and today we have the first official domestic trailer for the film’s release.
Starring Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston, the film centers on an underground musician, deeply depressed by the direction of human activities, who reunites with his resilient and enigmatic lover. The key to all of this is they are vampires and the movie cleverly uses the immortal nature of its protagonist for its larger theme. As I noted in my review from Cannes last year…
Amid the subtle humor and excellent music, the main thrust of the film is the deterioration of the culture around these two central figures who’ve lived long enough to watch the world around them crumble. On top of not wanting to feed on today’s humans because of the inability to simply throw them in the river and claim tuberculosis, as Eve says at one point, their blood is diseased and could easily kill them. This considered, it’s obvious Adam and Eve are more a metaphor than anything else, representing a world lost to time and forgotten by today’s youth as an ignorance of history has not only poisoned the blood of society, but the natural environment as well.
Watch the trailer below and read my full review right here.