's films always have a certain weird dreamlike quality about them. From the fairy tale for adults In the Company of Wolves to more commercial fare like Michael Collins, the director's movies tend to be extremely moody affairs, imbued with a layer of some hidden (or hanging in the case of The Crying Game) double meaning.
Byzantium marks the director’s first vampire movie since the classy Interview with a Vampire. It centers on a mother and daughter bloodsucking pair, played by the soon-to-be-a-major star and the why-isn't-she-a-major-star . Sounds good, right?
Sadly, the movie already played at the Toronto Film Festival 2012 to less than glowing reviews. The trailer seems to indicate that these notices might actually have a point, as things seem overly artsy and heavy-handed, reminding one, that Jordan’s trademark moodiness can become murkiness if the film falters.
But watch it for yourself!