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Byzantium

Byzantium
  • 2012
  • UK/US/Ireland
  • 118 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Neil Jordan
  • Written by: Moira Buffini
  • Cast: Gemma Arterton, Jonny Lee Miller, Saoirse Ronan
  • UK release: 31 May 2013

This modern urban horror shares elements with Jordan’s previous bloodsucking epic Interview with the Vampire. While the vampire legend is central to the plot Jordan takes a subtle approach, this is less about fangs, more the curse of immortality, the boredom and the hunger. This brooding, unromantic take gives Byzantium a level of reality, grounding the folklore in our rational world.

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Byzantium

26 Feb 20133 stars

Neil Jordan's vampire flick screened as part of FrightFest at the Glasgow Film Festival 2013

Neil Jordan’s return to the world of vampires was another much anticipated UK premiere, particularly as Jordan, producer Stephen Woolley and stars Gemma Arterton and Saoirse Ronan were in attendance. This is a modern urban vampire story playing out in a…

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