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THE ECLIPSE

by Conor McPherson

synopsis

The story of widower Michael, who, in an effort to find solace over the death of his wife, befriends Lena Morelle, a writer who specialises in the supernatural, during a literary festival in Wexford. Events spiral towards the paranormal when Michael finds himself confronted by strange visions, as well as having to contend with a flesh-and-blood menace in the form of author Nicholas Holden, who is determined to prevent Michael and Lena from becoming too close.

original title: The Eclipse
country: Ireland
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Conor McPherson
film run: 86'
screenplay: Conor McPherson, Billy Roche
cast: Ciarán Hinds, Iben Hjejle, Aidan Quinn, Jim Norton, Eanna Hardwicke, Hannah Lynch
cinematography by: Ivan McCullough
film editing: Emer Reynolds
art director: Mark Geraghty
costumes designer: Consolata Boyle
music: Fionnuala Ní Chiosáin
producer: Robert Walpole, Donal Geraghty
production: Treasure Entertainment
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