Byzantium - Trailer
Director Neil JordanYear 2013Genre(s) Sci-fi, Fantasy
Clara and Eleanor are a mother and daughter, born two centuries ago as vampires and surviving only on the blood of mortal beings. They escape to an English seaside town and are taken into an abandoned guesthouse by the owner, Noel. While Clara takes on a job as a lady of the night who drains the blood from her clients, Eleanor has dreams of being a writer, chronicling her life as a vampire in pages that she usually scatters in the wind. It isn't long before they are discovered, both by the mortal people of the town and by The Brotherhood; an all-male vampire organisation that seek to find and kill Clara. Eleanor meets a boy called Frank, who she develops feelings for and spills the secrets of her world to, angering her mother who fears for their safety. As knowledge of their existence spreads further and further, they are forced to confront their past and the deadly secrets that come with it.
'Byzantium' is a brand new vampire flick, changing tack from the usual direction of the genre. It has been directed by vampire expert and Oscar winning Neil Jordan ('Interview with the Vampire', 'The Company of Wolves') and written by Moira Buffini ('Jane Eyre', 'Tamara Drewe'). 'Byzantium' will hit UK cinemas on May 31st 2013.
Starring: Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan, Sam Riley, Jonny Lee Miller, Warren Brown, Thure Lindhardt, Jenny Kavanagh, Gabriela Marcinkova, Caleb Landry Jones, Daniel Mays, Christine Marzano, Kate Ashfield, Barry Cassin, David Heap, Ruby Snape, Glenn Doherty, Edyta Budnik, Uri Gavriel, Caroline Johns, Jeff Mash