The Eclipse

The Eclipse

The Eclipse

Irish drama about Michael (Ciarán Hinds, There Will Be Blood), a teacher raising his two kids alone since his wife died two years earlier.

Lately, Michael has been seeing and hearing strange things at night - not sure if they are nightmares or evidence of a haunting. The seaside town where he lives is hosting an international literary festival, and he is assigned the attractive Lena Morelle (Iben Hjejle), an author of books about ghosts and the supernatural, to look after.

The pair bond and Michael finds someone willing to accept what has been happening to him. However, Lena's attention is pulled elsewhere – she has come to the festival at the bidding of world-renowned novelist Nicholas Holden (Aidan Quinn), with whom she has had an affair with. As the festival progresses, the trajectories of these three people draw them into a life-altering collision, embellished by the supernatural.

2009Rating: M, contains violence & offensive language86 minsIreland
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Variety

Variety

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A film of such seductive grace, humor and startling side trips into buttocks-clenching ghastliness that auds won't know what to make of it (although it won't keep them from wanting to visit Ireland immediately).

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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A moody little number, The Eclipse makes good on its name by sometimes obscuring its themes and even point, which can have its charms though also severe drawbacks.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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The Eclipse is needlessly confusing. Is it a ghost story or not? Perhaps this is my problem.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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Beautiful but unfinished

3.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Intriguing mix of engaging drama and wonderful dialogue, all infused with stirring hints of the supernatural.

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Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

Promise ruined by clearly signposted Z-grade scares

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Variety

Variety

press

A film of such seductive grace, humor and startling side trips into buttocks-clenching ghastliness that auds won't know what to make of it (although it won't keep them from wanting to visit Ireland immediately).

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

A moody little number, The Eclipse makes good on its name by sometimes obscuring its themes and even point, which can have its charms though also severe drawbacks.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

The Eclipse is needlessly confusing. Is it a ghost story or not? Perhaps this is my problem.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Beautiful but unfinished

3.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Intriguing mix of engaging drama and wonderful dialogue, all infused with stirring hints of the supernatural.

0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

Promise ruined by clearly signposted Z-grade scares

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