STATUS : Completed

ORIGINAL TITLE : Love Eternal

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DIRECTED BY : Brendan Muldowney

CAST : Robert de Hoog, Pollyanna McIntosh, Amanda Ryan, Xenia Katina, Aidan Condron, Emma Eliza Regan

SYNOPSIS : When Ian Harding’s mother dies, he is left all alone in the world at the age of 26. Unable to understand basic human emotions, he takes the decision to end it all in a snowy forest clearing but through a bizarre chance encounter, he discovers the lifeless body of a schoolgirl. Something about her, and her suicide note, resonates deeply within him, and Ian decides to bring her body home. He sleeps peacefully by her side and for the first time his eyes are opened to the possibility of love and a reason to live. He buries her body under a cherry blossom tree at the end of his garden. Searching for an opportunity to experience the same emotions, Ian manipulates an encounter with Tina, a young suicidal housewife, whom he meets over the internet. Ian finds peace in her lifeless company and discovers a burgeoning understanding of the complexities of love. He slowly begins to engage with the outside world, until once again he is forced to bury her body deep below the cherry blossom tree. Ian then meets Naomi, a beautiful young woman whose son’s life was taken in a car crash…

PRODUCED BY : Fastnet Films,  Red Lion , Rinkel Film

YEAR : 2013

NATIONALITY : Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands

MUSIC BY : Bart Westerlaken

LANGUAGE : English

LENGTH : 94 Min

SCREENING : HD & DCP

OTHER : Based on the Japanese novel “Loving The Dead” from acclaimed author Kei Oishi

AWARDS:

  • Blackbear Film Festival – Winner “Fresh Blood” Competition
  • Jameson Dublin International Film Festival – Winner  “Best Irish Film”

FESTIVALS : 

  • Galway Film Fleadh – Official Competition
  • Fantasia International Film Festival – Official Competition
  • Fantasy Filmfest  – Official Selection
  • Strasbourg EFFF –  Official Competition
  • Lund IFFF – Official Competition
  • Leeds IFF – Official Selection
  • Fantastic Fest – Official Competition
  • Atlantic IFF – Official Selection
  • Sitges IFFF – Official Competition
  • Helsinki IFF – Official Selection
  • Athens IFF – Official Competition
  • Busan IFF – Special Focus on Irish Cinema
  • Kaunas IFF – Official Selection
  • BlackBear FF – Official Competition
  • Paris International Fantastic Festival – Official Competition
  • Fancine Malaga – Official Selection
  • Exground Film festival – Official Selection
  • Munster Film Festival – Official Selection
  • Segovia European Film Festival – Official Selection
  • Festival du film d’amour de Mons – Official Selection
  • Fantasporto — Official Selection
  • Jameson Dublin International Film Festival – Official Competition
  • Films by the Sea IFFF (Nederland) – Official Selection

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