The Eclipse (2009)
Not to be confused with a certain popular, teen obsession, vampire drama
Director: Conor McPherson
Writer: Conor McPherson(screenplay) Billy Roche (story)
Starring: Ciaran Hinds, Iben Hjejle, Aiden Quinn
a man, who has recently lost his wife to cancer, drives authors around for some sort of author's retreat. he experiences some paranormal sightings, and befriends an author who has written on the subject.
this was good. the way the paranormal stuff was presented was so subtle, it made the hairs on my neck stand up, and i (hate to admit it) actually jumped in one part, then giggled it off. also the way this was directed also helped the paranormal stuff blend seamlessly into a realistic telling. the characters were often filmed as silhouettes, or in shadow, and the staff at this retreat were dressed as turn of the century house staff for some unknown reason. sometimes i wasn't sure what was going on, but not in a bad way. good story. good directing. good acting. aiden quinn plays a real huge asshole really well.
i do want to make clear that this wasn't really a paranormal ghost story. it was a story of a man finding his way after a big loss in his life. the ghosty stuff was really just a side note. the way someone would relay a paranormal experience in real life.