probably got the green light because it involves vampires, and vampires are hot right now. But don’t let that scare you -- Byzantium
is a cerebral, British indie film, too ruminative and atmospheric to be lumped in with the likes of the Twilight
series. And while director Neil Jordan is no stranger to the realm of making movies about tragically attractive vampires -- having helmed Interview With the Vampire
back in 1994 -- this film bears little resemblance to that franchise either, eschewing all that foppish, operatic pageantry in favor of a restrained but heartfelt narrative.
The main characters are mother, Clara (Gemma ...