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#CANNES2019: “THE DEAD DON’T DIE” to open Cannes Festival

THIS JUST IN: "The Dead Don't Die" will open this year's Cannes Festival (April 10th, 2019). After the dead rise from their graves, the tranquil town of Centerville has no choice but to battle the hordes of zombies come threaten their way of life. "The dead don't die" was written and directed by Jim Jarmusch, produced by Joshua Astrachan and Carter Logan and produced by Animal Kingdom (they ... more >

Only Lovers Left Alive

Ageless love, still standing
Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston
Directed by Jim Jarmusch

Adam (Tom Hiddleston) and Eve (Tilda Swinton) are vampires living between Detroit and Tangiers. He is a reclusive rock star going through a personal crisis and collecting rare guitars and living in a Detroit that's a shell of its former self. Eve, a distinguished bookworm, wanders the streets of Tangiers at night and gets accosted by shady street vendors desirous to cater to all her whims, except ... more >

Bloodsuckers in Cannes

"Only lovers left alive"
Directed by Jim Jarmusch

A Jim Jarmusch movie is rare and mysterious. Today in Cannes his latest film “Only Lovers Left Alive” starring Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska and Anton Yelchin was shown as a part of the competition program. “Lovers” is your average love story between centuries-old people (Swinton and Hiddleston). One lives in Detroit and the other, Tangier. Adam is depressed because he’s ... more >

New Jim Jarmusch film completes Cannes selection

"Only Lovers Left Alive" by Jim Jarmusch will be vying for the 2013 Palme d'Or at Cannes. The film was added Friday to the official selection of the festival, which now runs twenty films deep. The festival has also decided to complete its official selection with "Le dernier des injustes" (the last of the unjusts) by Claude Lanzmann ("Shoah"), which will be screened out of competition. In ... more >

The Limits of Control

A reticent sort of calm typifies the new Jarmusch

The one aspect of the lone killer’s life that we can envy is the lack of physical and mental clutter. A single bag holds the killer’s belongings. He doesn’t think, he doesn’t read, he doesn’t watch TV. Beside killing, his only exertion consists of a few tai chi moves and occasionally listening to Schubert. Ordinary humans, with their encumbered lives and frazzled nerves, are light-years away ... more >