Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton attended the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 25th, to promote their new film – “Only Lovers Left Alive,” an unusual comedy that puts a spin on the age-old vampire genre. I’ve uploaded over 70 HQ photos from this event to the gallery, links to the album are placed at the end of this post.
This movie is the last English-language entry competing for the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or, sees Swinton play Eve, a grungy but erudite vampire – who’s married to a forlorn vampire musician, Adam, played by Tom Hiddlestone. Several-hundred-year-old Adam – of Biblical fame – has been living quite happily ever since being expelled from the Garden of Eden. That is, until the 21st century came along with its excesses and greed and pushed him into a full-flung existential crisis. He cracks, and orders a wooden bullet to kill himself. With such a wacky plot, it’s no surprise the film nearly didn’t get made. It took seven years to find a backer – which Jarmusch says is because producers won’t take creative risks anymore.
Lovers of independent cinema and vampire fans should certainly be pleased the film saw the light of day, or perhaps, night. It quirkily spruces up vampire lore. Adam and Eve are not about blood-sucking and murder – but refined lovers of literature, science, music and learning in general. At heart, this movie is the love story between Adam and Eve, who try to rekindle their love despite living in different places, he in Detroit and she in Tangiers. It is as touching as it is odd.
The love story between immortal beings also raised philosophical questions for leading man Hiddleston, who said playing Adam was a “fascinating prospect” – a chance of breaking away from the more conventional superhero roles, such as the villain Loki in 2011′s Marvel Studios film “Thor,” for which he is the most famous. (source)
“The idea of exploring love in the context of immortality – is (it) a blessing because it recurs, and what does that do to your commitments?” he said.
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Also check out this exclusive interview from the festival: