I imagine, since y’all have great taste, we’re read by an plethora of “Once” fans. The film, a shoestring-budgeted sweet sing-a-long, not only made a mint at the box-office but made it’s newcomer leads Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova international stars. They even scored Oscars.
Here’s a refresher of why they hit it big. And so soon :
Now there’s a documentary doing the rounds called “The Swell Season” which chronicles the rise, fall and faded romance between the actor/musician duo.
Here’s the official synopsis for the film, followed by the trailer for what looks like a goosebump-evoking documentary :
In 2008, Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova captivated audiences and earned two Academy Awards for their musical collaboration in the film Once, which reached $10 million at the box office and grew their popularity and fan base by tens of thousands in North America and throughout the world. As their fictional romance blurred with reality, they fell in love, recorded an album, and embarked on a world tour. Fueled by two years of exhilaration, performance, and psychological turmoil, The Swell Season is much more than a music documentary. It is a volatile and intimate portrait of a romance that fractures in the face of life on the road and personal tragedy. As Glen and Marketa’s relationship unhinges, ultimately music prevails as their enduring connection.
With incredible performances from around the world and an intimate seat on Glen and Marketa’s tour, The Swell Season will resonate with film fans and music fans alike.
Trailer courtesy Movieline