Byzantium

Synopsis: Two mysterious women 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.
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Director(s): Neil Jordan
Production: IFC Films
  2 wins & 5 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.5
Metacritic:
66
Rotten Tomatoes:
65%
R
Year:
2012
118 min
$84,293
Website
57 Views

We've been here before.

Oh, don't be silly.

Come on.

But don't you remember?

It's going to be good for us here,

I can feel it.

You said that about

the last place.

What, that dump

that we just left?

I've forgotten it already.

What's the matter?

You can't throw the past

away as if it didn't happen.

My concern is now, O.K.?

Silly sod.

Why don't you go and play

on the amusements, yeah?

Gonna make us some money.

Go on.

Clara is never alone.

She finds money and

company every day.

It comes easily to her,

like lying.

Who's that?

- You know her?

- No.

- You seen her?

- No.

But I like solitude.

I walk and the past

walks with me.

It lives.

- Hi. - It's 50 for a blow,

100 for a full whack.

Did they hire you?

You're busking.

You could pass the hat around.

I don't mind.

That... was great.

Can you speak?

I haven't got a hat.

How do you remember

all those notes?

I remember everything.

It's a burden.

So...

You know anything else?

Try and liven them up.

It's the valley of

the stiffs in here.

I have to go.

I finish at 10!

Come in. Come in.

50. Lovely.

- So, are you on

holiday then? - No.

Oh, you live around here?

Yeah.

Fancied a bit of company.

She...

Who?

Mum.

She, she died.

Oh, I'm so sorry.

There was a funeral.

I couldn't.

I ran away from it.

I've not been out.

I've not been out since.

But your grief, that shows

how much you loved her.

And love is a very good thing.

I bet she'd be proud of you.

A lovely son like you?

No, I never made her proud.

I just...

I don't even answer the phone.

You know?

I messed up the business,

I can't pay her debts.

Found 50 quid in one of her old books

and what do I spend it on?

Human contact.

- Are you O.K.?

- Yeah.

Yeah?

I'm sorry, love.

I'm Camilla.

Noel.

So what sort of a business did

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Moira Buffini

Buffini was born in Cheshire to Irish parents, and studied English and Drama at Goldsmiths College, London University (1983–86). She subsequently trained as an actor at the Welsh College of Music and Drama. For Jordan, co-written with Anna Reynolds in 1992, she won a Time Out Award for her performance and Writers' Guild Award for Best Fringe play.[2] Her 1997 play Gabriel was performed at Soho theatre, winning the LWT Plays on Stage award and the Meyer-Whitworth Award. Her 1999 play Silence earned Buffini the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for best English-language play by a woman. Loveplay followed at the RSC in 2001, then Dinner at the National Theatre in 2003 which transferred to the West End and was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Comedy. more…

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