Tipped as a competition contender, and also written by Jarmusch, “Alive” stars Tom Hiddleston as a vampire underground musician whose down the centuries relationship with his lover (Tilda Swinton) is threatened by his lover’s little sister (Mia Wasikowska). Jeremy Thomas’ London-based Recorded Picture Company produced with Germany’s Pandora Filmproduktion.
The Cannes Festival has also slotted “Le Dernier des injustes,” a Holocaust docu-feature from France’s Claude Lanzmann (“Shoah”) into an out-of-competition berth.
The Cannes Festuval has also added three films to Un Certain Regard: Hiner Saleem’s “My Sweet Pepperland,” set on the border between Turkey and Iraq, Katrin Gebbe’s first feature “Tore Tanzt,” and Argentine Lucia Puenzo’s “Wakolda,” about a former nazi who seeks refuge in a village in Patagonia.
Elsa Keslassy contributed to this article