Winter is Dark: Only Lovers Left Alive
Nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival, Only Lovers Left Alive is a bitingly cool tale from our most idiosyncratic auteur. Tom Hiddleston stars opposite Tilda Swinton as a reclusive vampire at odds with the modern world. After a rich history of influencing musicians and scientists across centuries, he now holes himself up outside of Detroit, recording and inventing while living off blood-bank donations. When his sulky depression gets to the point of suicide, his wife Eve (Swinton) returns from living in Tangier to console him. Shortly after they’re joined by her little sister (Mia Wasikowska) who brings trouble to their newfound happiness in blood bohemia.
Why You Should See This Film
This film, praised as being the director’s finest work since Dead Man, has all of Jim Jarmusch’s moody glamour and downtown ennui with a brilliant cast. Particularly memorable is the late, great John Hurt as a wise and somewhat wizened Christopher Marlowe. And don't even get us started on the soundtrack.
Winter is Dark: A Gin & Film Festival
To celebrate the darker side of the seasons, join our friends at Four Pillars Gin for Winter is Dark: A Gin & Film Festival. Throughout the month of August, we're bringing you a program of dark cult films covering the genres of comedy (Harold & Maude, Fargo), romance (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Only Lovers Left Alive), drama (McCabe & Mrs Miller, Force Majeure) and horror (The Exorcist, The Thing). And of course, every week gets a Bloody Shiraz Gin cocktail to match.