It has been announced that the award-winning Irish film Love Eternal will be released in cinemas in June.

Adapted by director Brendan Muldowney from the Kei Oishi novel In Love with the Dead, Love Eternal tells the story of a death-obsessed young man and stars Robert de Hoog, Pollyana McIntosh, Amanda Ryan, Emma Eliza Regan and Declan Conlon.

It recently won the Dublin Film Critics Circle Best Irish Feature Award at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival and also won the inaugural Fresh Blood Award at the Black Bear Film Fest in Warsaw.

The film premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh and has screened at over 60 festivals and markets worldwide, with a slot at this year's Dingle Film Festival on March 16 also confirmed.

Speaking about Love Eternal's Jameson Dublin Film Festival win and upcoming release, director Muldowney said: "I'm honoured and delighted with the recognition this award gives Love Eternal.

"I would like to thank all involved in the film (as we share collectively in the award) - cast, crew, funders, producers, co-producers, distributors and sales agent, and in particular - Kei Oishi, the writer of the novel, producer Conor Barry, and Fastnet Films.

"Thank you Dublin Film Critics Circle, and also, thank you [Festival Director] Gráinne Humphreys and JDIFF for screening Love Eternal. We look forward to our cinema release in June with Wildcard Distribution."