The new trailer is out for Neil Jordan’s highly stylized vampire tale BYZANTIUM and it’s pretty damn fine. When we last talked about this one it was to debut the poster art which really didn’t do much for me but after seeing this trailer, I’m in!
IFC is bringing us this one on June 28th when it will be debuting on VOD across the country and theatrically in select cities. I’m hoping they bring it to a market near me but if not, I’m on board for a VOD viewing.
Here’s the official line on the flick:
Eleanor and Clara, two mysterious and penniless young women, 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 hotels.
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’ brothel.
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.
Drink up this trailer: