Regno Unito / USA, 2012, 118′, col., HD
di Neil Jordan
Sceneggiatura Moira Buffini – Fotografia Sean Bobbitt – Montaggio Tony Lawson – Musiche Javier Navarrete – Effetti speciali Kevin Byrne – Interpreti Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Arterton, Jonny Lee Miller, Warren Brown, Daniel Mayas, Sam Riley, Caleb Landry Jones – Produttori Stephen Woolley, Alan Moloney, Elizabeth Karlsen, William D. Johnson, Samuel Englebardtr – Produzione Number 9 Films, WestEnd Films, Demarest Films – Distribuzione italiana Koch Media

Eleanor and Clara, two mysterious and penniless young women, flee the scene of a violent crime and arrive in a run-down coastal resort. Clara, soon meets shy and lonely Noel, who provides a roof over their heads in his seedy guesthouse, Byzantium. Meanwhile Eleanor, the eternal schoolgirl, meets Frank, a kindred spirit who unwittingly prompts her to tell the truth about her life. 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.

Neil Jordan was born in Sligo County, Ireland in 1950. Jordan began his career as an acclaimed fiction writer. In 1982 he wrote and directed his first film Angel and in 1984 the horror movie The Company of Wolves but it was in 1986 that he received real success with Mona Lisa. In 1992 his career was truly established with the Crying Game (Academy Award for the best screenplay). Next came two highly popular films, Interview with the Vampire and Michael Collins. He also won the Silver Bear for Best Director at the Berlinale for The Butcher Boy (1997). He is the author of the worldwide tv series sucess The Borgias.