#8. Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive
Gist: A story centered on two vampires who have been in love for centuries, the story follows Adam (Tom Hiddleston), an underground musician who reunites with his centuries-old lover (Tilda Swinton) after he becomes depressed and tired with the direction human society has taken. Their love is interrupted and tested by her wild and uncontrollable little sister (Mia Wasikowska).
Prediction: After a successful string of unveilings in Cannes culminated in a Grand Prix award for Broken Flowers in 2005, Jarmusch opted to bypass the festival circuit with his last feature, the perhaps auto-critically titled The Limits of Control, which oddly opened in US theatres just days before Cannes’ opening night. Was it a lack of confidence in the project, or a break from the rigor of festival BS? Will he continue to skip Cannes for regular theatrical premieres? Considering the star-power, Only Lovers Left Alive will be in the Main Competition should Jim decide he wants to give the Palme another shot.