Neil Jordan (Interview With the Vampire) returns to bloodsucking territory with Byzantium, starring Gemma Arterton and Saoirse Ronan.
They play two mysterious women who seek refuge in a run-down coastal resort. Clara meets lonely Noel, who provides shelter in his deserted guesthouse, Byzantium. Schoolgirl Eleanor befriends Frank and tells him their lethal secret. They were born 200 years ago and survive on human blood. As knowledge of their secret spreads, their past catches up on them with deathly consequence.
There are some interesting things here and some striking imagery, such as a rocky cliff with blood flowing down its side. Get your first look at the film inside via an international trailer. IFC picked it up for U.S. distribution, so stay tuned for release news.