Byzantium


New Domestic Poster for the Vampire Drama Byzantium. Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan, Sam Riley and Caleb Landry Jones star in director Neil Jordan’s (Interview With the Vampire) upcoming thriller. See the movie trailer, photos and movie poster for Byzantium below. Written by Moira Buffini (Tamara Drewe), the story follows centuries-old vampires Clara (Arterton) and Eleanor (Ronan). While Eleanor, trapped in the body of a 16-year-old, attends high school and struggles to keep her true identity a secret, Clara transforms an old guest house into a brothel and feeds on the occasional overly friendly client.

Byzantium movie poster
  • Release Date: June 28, 2013 (NY/LA)
  • Studio: IFC Films
  • Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Thriller, Adaptation
  • Director: Neil Jordan
  • Screenwriter: Moira Buffini
  • Official Website: IFCFilms.com/Byzantium
  • Starring: Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan, Sam Riley, Jonny Lee Miller, Caleb Landry Jones, Tom Hollander, Danny Mays
  • Running Time: 1 hr. 58 min.
  • MPAA Rating: (R) for bloody violence, sexual content and language.

Synopsis

In BYZANTIUM, Eleanor (Ronan) is a precocious girl with a bent for storytelling. A natural introvert, her idea of a good time is to put pen to paper and reflect on her inner life. Her “sister” Clara (Arterton) is the complete opposite: extroverted and sexual, she struts around in stilettos and skin-tight garb, attracting hungry male gazes wherever she goes. Both carry secrets from deep in their shared past — all 200 years of it — which bubbles to the surface as Jordan wends his way through the twists and turns of the plot. It turns out that Clara was involved in a passionate love affair during the 1799-1815 Napoleonic Wars, while at the same time Eleanor was abandoned as a child.

In the present, both seek to preserve their secret from their unsuspecting new companions. Eleanor falls for a sweet young waiter (Jones), while Clara settles on a homey, unsuspecting man (Mays) who has just come into an inheritance: the Byzantium Hotel, which has seen better days. The fun begins as Eleanor and Clara shack up in the hotel, feeding off their victims while attempting to stay one step ahead of their pursuers, who are hot on the duo’s trail after Clara rather violently disposes of a particularly seedy pickup.

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