DirectorConor McPherson Initial DVD releaseJune 29, 2010 Duration LanguageEnglish
Release date24 April 2009 (2009-04-24) (Tribeca) WriterConor McPherson (screenplay), Billy Roche (story) CastCiarán Hinds (Michael Farr), Aidan Quinn (Nicholas Holden), Iben Hjejle (Lena Morelle), Jim Norton (Malachy), Valerie Spelman (Jenny Sewell) Similar moviesAidan Quinn appears in The Eclipse and This Is My Father
TaglineIf there is life after death - love lives on
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The Eclipse is a 2009 Irish supernatural drama film directed by Conor McPherson and stars Ciarán Hinds, Iben Hjejle and Aidan Quinn.
Michael Farr (Ciarán Hinds) is a depressed widower who teaches shop in the small seaside town of Cobh, in County Cork, Ireland, where he lives with his two children. While he continues to adjust to life without his beloved wife, who died two years earlier, he begins to experience strange, possibly supernatural occurrences connected to his elderly father-in-law, who is close to death in a local nursing home.
When Michael volunteers at the town's annual literary festival, he's assigned to look after Lena Morelle (Iben Hjejle). Lena is known for her ghost stories, and Michael, impressed with the realistic nature of her writing, shares his recent experiences with her. While Michael and Lena grow closer, another famous author, Nicholas Holden (Aidan Quinn), a married man with a scandalous reputation, arrives in town for the festival, hoping to rekindle a brief affair he had with Lena a year before. As Michael and Nicholas clash over Lena's affections, Michael's supernatural visions grow more vivid and disturbing.
Ciarán Hinds as Michael Farr
Iben Hjejle as Lena Morelle
Aidan Quinn as Nicholas Holden
It was filmed in Cobh, Co. Cork.
It premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on 24 April 2009 where, after reports of interest from several studios, Magnolia Pictures secured worldwide distribution rights for the film. The film aired on Irish public-service broadcaster RTÉ One on 17 March 2010.
It was released in Australian cinemas in April 2010.
Méliès D'Argent Award for Best European Film
Best Film & Best Screenplay Awards 2010 Irish Film & Television Academy Awards
Best Actor Award for Ciarán Hinds 2009 Tribeca Film Festival
Best Supporting Actor Award for Aidan Quinn 2010 Irish Film & Television Academy Awards