Only those who can love will survive, declares Jarmusch. Even though his heroes are vampires, it is love, carefully nurtured for centuries, that keeps them alive. Adam is a successful musician in forsaken Detroit. When he falls into a depression, his beloved Eve visits from Tangier. The vampire couple, who abstain from chomping on mortal flesh for chow, have their romantic interlude interrupted by a visit from Eve’s nutty younger sister, Ava. Jarmusch’s film is a treasure trove for fetishists of innuendo and between-the-lines references. The director employs his exceptional melancholy and warmth to repair the image of vampires spoiled by the Twilight saga’s little fiends. He treats his characters with tenderness and gravitas while successfully employing them as universal metaphors. The film is the fruit of a labor of love filled with infectiously intelligent humor.
Jim Jarmusch (b. 1953) is an independent artist from New York. At age17, he left Akron, Ohio, and came to New York City. At first, he wanted to become a writer, so he studied Literature at ColumbiaUniversity (from 1971). At the end of his studies, he went to Paris, where he spent most of the year in CinémathèqueFrançaise. He studied at the Film and TV Institute of New York University. Then he became acquainted with the circle of New York avant-garde filmmakers and musicians. He was an assistant to Nicolas Ray and worked with WimWenders, thanks to whom he started to work with producer Otto Grokenberger and cameraman Robby Müller. Jarmusch’s film debut brought him international recognition and he is now one of the most highly awarded independent directors.
1980 Nieustające wakacje / Permanent Vacation
1984 Inaczej niż w raju / Stranger than Paradise
1986 Poza prawem / Down by Law
1989 Mystery Train
1991 Noc na Ziemi / Night on Earth
1999 Ghost Dog: droga samuraja / Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
2003 Kawa i papierosy / Coffee and Cigarettes
2005 Broken Flowers
2009 The Limits of Control
2013 Tylko kochankowie przeżyją / Only Lovers Left Alive