A feature-length documentary about Academy Award-winning musicians Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, directed by Nick August-Perna, Chris Dapkins, and Carlo Mirabella-Davis. It premiered earlier this year at the Tribeca Film Festival to positive reviews.
The world fell in love with Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová when their songwriting collaboration in the film “Once” culminated in a jubilant Oscar win. But behind the scenes, where Glen and Mar’s on-screen romance became reality, a grueling two-year world tour threatens to fracture their fated bond. Gorgeously filmed in black and white, this music-filled documentary is an intimate look at the exhilaration and turmoil created by both love and fame.
Since their rise to prominence after starring in “Once”, they increasingly referred to themselves as ‘The Swell Season’ in promotion of their performances until it became the formal name of their collaboration in 2008. (Notably, they still used their separate names when they contributed their cover of Bob Dylan’s “You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere” to the 2007 soundtrack of I’m Not There.)
- via Movieline