Neil Jordan’s first exploration into the realm of vampirism began in 1996 with Interview with the Vampire. Now he immerses us in this lurid world via the plight of two willful women, perfectly played by Saoirse Ronan and Gemma Arterton. The film combines a traditional gothic horror story (though not one that sticks to traditional vampire law), social history and a realistic account of dealing with authentic physical distress. Neil Jordan has created this florid, preposterous but watchable soap opera of the undead; it’s a dark fantasy that contains a trace of his slight weakness for whimsy, but in some ways it’s his most effective film for some time, adapted for the screen by Moira Buffini from her stage play A Vampire Story. Byzantium fuses the polished and alluring with the vicious brutality that accompanies all great vampire films. Neil Jordan skillfully weaves romance with the gothic and gory, producing a seductive story with stunning spectral scenes.
Each memory tells an intimate story; each collection presents us with the reality of containing an intimate story as well. The collection is akin to a whole in which many memories and stories of the artist, the viewer, and the collector are brought together. At the heart of a collection is memory, nurtured from the past and projecting into the future.
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 - 19:00
Friday 10:00 - 22:00
Sunday 12:00 - 18:00
The museum is closed on Mondays.
On Wednesdays, the students can
visit the museum free of admission.
Full ticket: 80 TL
Discounted: 40 TL
Groups: 60 TL (minimum 10 people)
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