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Now in its 12th year, the Tribeca Film Festival opens today and what was formed as en economic stimulas after 9/11 has now turned into a growing international film festival, screening more than 1400 films from 80 countries. Sometimes criticized for its lack of focus, the past years have showcased some great talent and this year is no different. Vulture lists 18 must-see movies and here are a few narrative features that caught our eye.

Byzantium

It's another vampire film (he also directed Interview With A Vampire) starring Saoirse Ronan and Gemma Arterton from director Neil Jordan, writer and director of the Oscar winning film The Crying Game.

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.

Watch the trailer for Byzantium and recall the look of Jordan's directorial eye by watching a clip from The Crying Game.