Winter Sucks 2024: Byzantium (2012)
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Director: Neil Jordan Run Time: 118 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2012
Starring: Daniel Mays, Gemma Arterton, Jonny Lee Miller, Sam Riley, Saoirse Ronan
Country: United Kingdom, Ireland
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About the film:
Two female vampires wreak havoc on an unsuspecting English seaside community in this deliciously depraved supernatural drama from Academy Award-winner Neil Jordan (1992’s The Crying Game, 1994’s Interview with the Vampire).
Introverted Eleanor (Saoirse Ronan) and the outgoing Clara (Gemma Arterton) both carry secrets from deep in their shared past—all 200 years of it. Shacked up in the seedy Byzantium Hotel, they scheme to keep their secret from unsuspecting new marks in Jordan’s seductive, stylish new take on the vampire genre.
About the filmmaker:
Neil Jordan is an Irish film director and screenwriter whose atmospheric work often involved violence and explored issues of love and betrayal. Jordan was a novelist and short-story writer when he was hired by John Boorman as a script consultant, officially entering the film industry. Jordan went on to garner acclaim for directing The Crying Game (1992)—a film for which he won an Academy Award and the fine distinction of creating one of the most notorious plot twists in cinema history. Returning to Hollywood, he directed the more commercially successful Interview with the Vampire (1994) based off of the novel of the same name by Anne Rice, in 1994.See our upcoming films