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The Toronto International Film Festival has begun revealing its lineup, and while Midnight Madness is yet to be announced, the latest from Neil Jordan is world premiering. Thus, new images from BYZANTIUM below!
THE COMPANY OF WOLVES and INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE director is returning with a tale of beautiful creatures as Gemma Arterton and Saoirse Ronan essay Eleanor and Clara, two mysterious and penniless young women, who flee the scene of a violent crime and arrive in a run-down coastal resort. They
try to find money and refuge along the tawdry seafront and in the dilapidated
Clara, ever-practical, sells her body. She soon meets shy
and lonely Noel, who provides a roof over their heads in his seedy guesthouse,
Byzantium. Clara, always looking towards the future, turns it into a ‘pop-up’
Meanwhile Eleanor, the eternal schoolgirl, meets Frank, a
kindred spirit who unwittingly prompts her to tell the truth about her life.
She tells him that Clara is her mother; yet Clara is only a few years older.
She says that she was born in 1804; yet she is just sixteen. She confesses that
she must drink human blood to stay alive – and so must her mother. In the
small, quiet town, people start to die.
And the past that the girls have been running from for so
long, finally catches up with them – with astonishing consequences.
While a trailer hasn't appeared just yet, I can only imagine Jordan has crafted another lyrical genre tale that I, for one, am highly anticipating.
For more on BYZANTIUM and the festival (which runs September 6-16, 2012), head to the offical TIFF site here.
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