First film of the Competition, The Dead Don’t Die
First film of the Competition, The Dead Don’t Die which marks the return of Jim Jarmusch in Competition, was screened at the end of the Ceremony in the presence of his director and his impressive cast: Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Selena Gomez, Sara Driver and Luka Sabbat.
The Dead Don’t Die is an American horror comedy written and directed by Jim Jarmusch, released in 2019.
The film is presented at the opening of the official competition of the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.
In the quiet rural town of Centerville, locals are attacked by zombies. Three policemen and a mysterious Scot will team up to try to defeat them.
For Thomas Sotinel du Monde, This time, the director of The Limits of Control, pushes the paradox to the point of absurdity at the risk of diluting the anger and despair that animate his film. The Dead Don’t Die is both a groan of agony and a good joke, accompanied by winks from the joker.”
For Étienne Sorin du Figaro, “Between two winks to his illustrious predecessors (Romero, Carpenter) and pop culture (from Psychosis to Star Wars), the director of Dead Man stages the end of the world with a nonchalant misanthropy.”
For Julien Gester de Libération, Jim Jarmusch signs an amusing fable to zombies, buried under references and stars. That this amusing The Dead Don’t Die and his despair all stars are not the most crucial addition to Jarmusch’s recent filmography fits him well enough, so much the film conceives itself as the tautological farce of a world too old