– To see the nature go under, species disappear at a furious pace, it scares me more than anything else. But also the inability to deal with the problems, said Jim Jarmusch after galapremiären of the stjärntäta, cosy but well self-aware horror comedy ”The dead don't die” in Cannes.
The american indiekungen, who met the press in their eternal sunglasses, handles its klimatångest by making the most laconic zombiefilm where the undead are resurrected from their graves in a small american town on the basis of a människoutlöst disaster that has its origins in the rampant fracking, i.e. the extraction of natural gas and oil from shale beds in the ground, which got the poles to melt and the earth to twist out of his shoulder.
Three bypoliser (Bill Murray, Adam Driver and Chloë Sevigny) tries bravely but awkwardly respond to the growing army of zombies munching away in the one star after the other. The pulse never becomes particularly high, but the low-intensity the humor has its irresistible moment when it is already in reality the right zombielika Iggy Pop digs up from a grave, in a diner, grunts ”coffee” and pours a whole jug in his bloody mouth.
Iggy Pop, ready to help alice zombie in ”The dead don't die” Photo: Frederick Elmes / Focus Features
the Zombies are not only the result of a crumbling society, they are victims also.
The current miljöproblematiken in referensrika ”The dead don't die” is combined with the loving tribute to George A. Romero's old, black and white zombieklassiker ”The night of the living dead” from 1968. On the issue of zombie movies ”must” be subversive and political replied Jim Jarmusch:
Zombies have often been a powerful metaphor in the horror genre. Romero's film made a huge impression on me when I was young, he changed the image of the monster. Unlike films about Godzilla or Frankenstein, where the threat comes from outside, so did Romero depictions of horror where the monsters come from within. They are not only the result of a crumbling society, they are victims also. That aspect interested me a lot when I wrote the film, " says the american director, and adds:
– It is a dark film but I have tried to balance it with humor and a kind of awareness of what we have in spite of everything.
Excessive consumption, and the digital lifestyle, their boots. The newly awakened zombies wandering around and hisses ”wi-fi”, ”xanax” or ”fashion”. Jarmusch has previously said that he was inspired to write about zombies when he saw armies of people in Los Angeles running around somewhere with his nose in the mobiles, dead to the world.
During the press conference was also Jarmuschs actor questions about his views on horror and what they are afraid of. Recording artist and actress Selena Gomez waved a red flag for social media.
" For my generation, social media has been terrible, it scares me how vulnerable young boys and girls are, said Gomez, who himself has 150 million followers on Instagram.
Bill Murray is fängelseorange shirt delivered once again a perfect one-liner with unerring timing:
" What scares me the most is the Cannes.
The fatalistic tone of the film, primarily represented by Adam Drivers character who constantly repeats ”this is not going to go well”, some explanation is when Jim Jarmusch expresses his distrust of the established political systems
" For me, the ecological crisis is not about politics for me. It is a kind of distraction. We all have an opportunity to act, for example, boycott big businesses that damage the environment. It is such as may give effect, " says Jarmusch, who put their faith in utomparlamentarism but perhaps particularly to young people.
" I feel optimistic when I think of teenagers. They have always defined the style, music, fashion, and they are our hope against the downfall, even of the timing begins to become increasingly narrow.
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Jim Jarmusch in Cannes. Photo: LAURENT EMMANUEL