Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
2013, 123 minutes, color, DCP | Written and directed by Jim Jarmusch; with Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt, Anton Yelchin, Jeffrey Wright, Slimane Dazi, Carter Logan and Ali Amine.
Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston, in ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE (2013)
Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston are a married couple separated by an ocean in writer/director Jim Jarmusch's newest film. She resides in Tangiers with her mountains of books in seemingly every language, occasionally dropping in on Elizabethan scribe Christopher Marlowe (John Hurt). He's in Detroit, recording doom-laden drone instrumentals in his cavernous home studio when not hanging out with vintage-guitar dealer Anton Yelchin. But what's a few thousand miles when you're a pair of vampires who've been together for centuries? And what happens when the two lovers’ reunion is interrupted by a surprise visit from Swinton’s impish little sister Ava (Mia Wasikowska)? Jarmusch's eternal romance is equally literate and entrancing, thrumming to Jozef van Wissem's sulfurous score and punctuated by live performances from fuzz-drenched psych-rockers White Hills and Lebanese singer Yasmine Hamdan.