Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)
||15 in UK
||Jim Jarmusch, Marion Bessay
||Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, Anton Yeltsin, Jeffrey Wright, John Hurt
|Source of story
||An original screenplay
||A couple get together after time apart, she from Tangier, he in Detroit. They are vampires living in the 21st century on blood purchased from quasi-legal sources. The arrival of the female vampire’s sister stirs things up in a way which causes them to make unwelcome changes.
||A bit of nudity and a lot of darkness – the whole film – in which the protagonists languidly move from one scene to another, mostly wearing sunglasses.
||I know the critics liked this, but honestly, where was the rule that something has to happen every seven minutes? You might have to be a fan of the director to enjoy this – and don’t be attracted by the possibility of lots of vampire stuff.
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