Neil Jordan is one of my favorite storytellers. Every film he does is beautiful and surreal with the haunting soul of a fairy tale. He’s directed The Company of Wolves, The Crying Game, Ondine, and let us not forget Interview with the Vampire. I look forward to every take he has on stories with supernatural elements, so needless to say when I found out that he had directed yet another film about vampires I was beside myself. That film is called Byzantium.
Byzantium is the story of two mysterious women who stay at a rundown resort called Byzantium. They claim that they are sisters, but in truth they are over 200 years old, live off blood, and are mother and daughter. They are also haunted by a past and are constantly running from it, but it seems that it has finally caught up with them.