Love Eternal to have special preview screening in IFI ahead of Irish cinema release on July 4th
LOVE ETERNAL, winner of the Best Irish Feature Award at this year’s JDIFF and the new feature film from SAVAGE director Brendan Muldowney, will be released in Irish cinemas on July 4th. A special preview screening will take place in the IFI on Thursday, July 3rd at 20.30 with a Q&A with Brendan and star of the film Pollyanna McIntosh (Filth, The Woman).
Emmy-nominated Dutch actor, Robert de Hoog (Skin) features alongside McIntosh in the film which is based on the Japanese novel In Love With The Dead, from acclaimed author Kei Oishi (Apartment 1303, The Last Supper).
LOVE ETERNAL is a dark, tender romance that centres on an isolated and death-fixated young man (de Hoog) who tries to make sense of the world, and his existence, in the only way he knows how…by getting closer to death. Chance encounters however, send him on a different path and he begins to experience the world first through interactions with the dead and later through an uneasy friendship with the alive but anguished Naomi (McIntosh).
Since premiering at the Galway Film Fleadh last year the film has screened at over sixty festivals worldwide, including the prestigious Sitges, Busan and Black Bear Film Festival in Warsaw where it picked up the inaugural Fresh Blood Award.
The film has been receiving critical acclaim at home and abroad with Screen International describing the film as “a beguiling and deftly enigmatic tale of dark and haunted love”, The Hollywood Reporter calling it “a blackly comic tragedy and macabre melodrama rolled into one” while Entertainment.ie said that the film was “further evidence that 2014 is a remarkable year for Irish film”.
To book tickets for the preview screening, visit the IFI website
To find out more about the film, see the Love Eternal page on the Wildcard Distribution website