Watch Love Eternal
- 1 hr 34 min
Love Eternal is a haunting and emotional film from director Brendan Muldowney, based on the novel "In Love with the Dead" by Kei Oishi. The movie follows the journey of an isolated and suicidal young man, Ian Harding (Robert de Hoog), as he attempts to find purpose and connection in a world that he feels disconnected from. The movie begins with Ian's suicide attempt, which fails due to a malfunctioning gun. After this event, Ian finds himself drawn to death, and begins to visit funerals and graveyards to be near the deceased. It is at one such funeral that Ian meets Naomi (Amanda Ryan), a young widow who is also struggling to come to terms with her loss. Ian becomes obsessed with Naomi, and begins to follow her, taking pictures of her and watching her from a distance. Eventually, Ian breaks into Naomi's home and confesses his love to her, but Naomi rejects him, telling him that he is sick and needs help. Undeterred, Ian continues to pursue Naomi, even as he learns some terrible truths about her past. Along the way, Ian also meets Anne (Pollyanna McIntosh), a mortuary worker who is able to look past Ian's darkness and see his potential for love and connection. Love Eternal is a deeply atmospheric and haunting movie, with stunning cinematography and a haunting score by Giles Packham. The performances from the three leads - de Hoog, Ryan, and McIntosh - are all exceptional, with each actor bringing emotional depth and complexity to their roles. At its core, Love Eternal is a movie about the human need for connection and meaning, and the lengths that people will go to in order to find it. Ian's obsession with death and his search for purpose are both relatable and heartbreaking, as we watch him struggle to make sense of his own existence in a world that often feels overwhelming and chaotic. The movie also raises some thought-provoking questions about life, death, and the nature of love. Is it possible to truly love someone who is no longer alive? Can love transcend death and time? These are complex questions that the movie doesn't attempt to answer, but rather leaves for the audience to contemplate on their own. Love Eternal is not an easy movie to watch - it deals with heavy themes and emotions, and can be quite dark and disturbing at times. However, for those willing to dive into its murky depths, it is also a deeply rewarding and cathartic experience, full of beauty, heart, and a deep sense of humanity.