• SENSEX
    NIFTY 50
big story

We will now begin a new journey to build a new India, says Narendra Modi

272/543
L :0
W :353
L :0
W :92
NDA :353
UPA : 92
LOK SABHA ELECTION RESULTS 2019
Total Constituencies
543
Voter Turnout
67.11%
NDA : 353
2014 : 354 Seats
BJP
303
+
SS
18
+
Other
32
UPA : 92
2014 : 66 Seats
INC
52
+
DMK
23
+
Other
17
OTH : 97
2014 : 107 Seats
TMC
22
+
YSRCP
22
+
Other
53
Unwind

Tilda Swinton relishes her samurai turn in 'Dead Don't Die'

Updated : May 17, 2019 12:02 PM IST

Tilda Swinton feels most at home at the Berlin Film Festival, but she's steadily become a regular at the Cannes Film Festival. "I'm racking them up," she says cheerfully the day after the premiere of Jim Jarmusch's zombie movie "The Dead Don't Die." "I like this summer-holiday feel. These are wonderful family reunions," Swinton said in an interview at Cannes' Carlton Hotel. "If I'm with Jim Jarmusch, I'm with the Jim team. If I'm with Bong Joon-ho, I'm with the Bong team. If I'm with Wes Anderson, I'm with the Wes team. You're having a summer holiday with your friends on the beach. It's sort of silly. I like the silliness of it. "But Swinton is nostalgic for one aspect of the festival that has waned in recent years: "the Troma-ness of Cannes," she says, alluding to the once ubiquitous Troma Entertainment, the aggressively promotional indie factory of low-budget exploitation movies. "The Dead Don't Die," which is competing in Cannes for the Palme d'Or, isn't a Troma film by any stretch. But it shares some genre DNA. Jarmusch's film is about a small town named Centerville where "polar fracking" alters the Earth's rotation and the undead begin to walk the streets. Swinton, who memorably starred as a thoroughly well-read vampire in Jarmusch's "Only Lovers Left Alive," plays the town's mortician. For even Swinton, the character is an eccentric one. She speaks with a pronounced version of her own Scottish accent and is a master swordsman. Swinton, finally, is a zombie-killing Scottish samurai warrior.

Actress Tilda Swinton poses for photographers at the photo call for the film 'The Dead Don't Die' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
Actress Tilda Swinton poses for photographers at the photo call for the film 'The Dead Don't Die' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
 Tilda Swinton left, and Honor Swinton Byrne in a scene from
 Tilda Swinton left, and Honor Swinton Byrne in a scene from "The Souvenir." (A24 via AP)
Actress Tilda Swinton poses for photographers at the photo call for the film 'The Dead Don't Die' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
Actress Tilda Swinton poses for photographers at the photo call for the film 'The Dead Don't Die' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
Actresses Tilda Swinton, left, and Selena Gomez pose for photographers upon arrival at the opening ceremony and the premiere of the film 'The Dead Don't Die' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
Actresses Tilda Swinton, left, and Selena Gomez pose for photographers upon arrival at the opening ceremony and the premiere of the film 'The Dead Don't Die' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
Actors Sara Driver, from left, Tilda Swinton, Selena Gomez, director Jim Jarmusch and actress Chloe Sevigny pose for photographers at the photo call for the film 'The Dead Don't Die' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
Actors Sara Driver, from left, Tilda Swinton, Selena Gomez, director Jim Jarmusch and actress Chloe Sevigny pose for photographers at the photo call for the film 'The Dead Don't Die' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
Actress Tilda Swinton poses for photographers upon arrival at the photo call for the film 'The Dead Don't Die' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
Actress Tilda Swinton poses for photographers upon arrival at the photo call for the film 'The Dead Don't Die' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
Live TV

Ask Our Experts CNBC TV18

Send your queries on investments and have them answered by our experts

Enter your details

Post