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[TIFF ’12] ‘Byzantium’ To Premiere, Bloody New Imagery!

While we wait for the elusive Midnight Madness line-up, we’ve scored a list of the first titles playing at this September’s 37th Toronto International Film Festival. Films announced include titles in the Galas and Special Presentations programmes. The announced films include 17 Galas and 45 Special Presentations, including 38 world premieres.

Although horror is slim pickings (for now), the one premiere that stands out is Neil Jordan’s Byzantium, starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Riley and Saoirse Ronan

In the film, “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.

We’ve also landed a handful of new stills from the hotly anticipated vampire thriller.

The Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 6 to 16, 2012.



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