A favourite. Mortality, imperfect romance, ghosts, Ireland. All the same thing, really.
The Eclipse is a 2009 Irish supernatural drama film directed by Conor McPherson and stars Ciarán Hinds, Iben Hjejle and Aidan Quinn.
In an Irish town by the sea, a widower believes he is seeing apparitions. As a volunteer at the town's annual literary festival, he meets a writer of supernatural novels and begins to develop a relationship with her. He finds competition from an American writer who is trying to win over the novelist.
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.