»Once«, the melancholic love story of a street singer and an Eastern European immigrant in Ireland was one of the biggest indie hits of the 2000’s. This low-budget film portrayed love in a way that felt both modern and real.

As it turns out, the story behind »Once« makes a great film too. The actors of »Once«, Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, went on to win an Oscar for Best Original Song (»Falling Slowly«). They started touring large venues and fell in love. »The Swell Season« charts its sympathetic protagonists’ road to fame and blissful coupling, but does not end there: eventually the romance fades away, as it is prone to do.

In a world saturated with happy endings and romantic fluff, an exploration of a break-up feels refreshing and poignant. Shot beautifully in black and white, this intimate documentary has an uplifting clarity and is a must-see not only for fans of the couple, but for anyone interested in seeing an honest story of post-romance-vulnerability.

The Swell Season poster
Title
The Swell Season
Director
Nick August-Perna, Chris Dapkins, Carlo Mirabella-
Country
USA/ Czech Republic/ Ireland
Length
91 min
Festival
2011
Section
Documania
Premiere status
Swedish Premiere
Production year
2011
Cast
Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová
Producer
Carlo Mirabella-Davis

Här kan du se The Swell Season

"The Swell Season" finns tyvärr inte att streama just nu

Få mail när filmen blir tillgänglig
Gratis genom vodeville.se
See all films from the 2011 festival