The Swell Season

The Swell Season

DVD - 2011
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The world fell in love with Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova 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 with their band Swell Season 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.
Publisher: [United States] : Docuramafilms : Distributed by New Video Group, c2011
ISBN: 9781422995525
1422995526
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 88 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in

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WORLD OF MUSIC - They fell in love in the Academy Award-winning Once—and they fell in love in real life. Along the way, they recorded an album and embarked on a world tour. But a Hollywood ending may not be in store for Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova…


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BridgettM
Apr 19, 2018

Like the movie Once in which Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová starred, this documentary film about them features great music and is heartbreaking and beautiful. The Swell Season follows their lives after the success of Once and their Oscar win for Best Original Song. I recommend the documentary for fans of Glen Hansard and/or Markéta Irglová. You should watch Once first if you have not seen that already. Do not adjust your television or screen; the documentary is in black and white. The Swell Season is not rated and contains language and nudity.

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firefly5
Mar 18, 2016

Too much dialogue, I got bored with it.

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gkeulks
Jul 12, 2014

An excellent documentary, albeit slow in parts, about the pressures of fame and relationships. Definitely worth seeing if you enjoyed Once, but also worth seeing if you are interested in artists and the vagaries of fleeting celebrity.

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carlrclark77
Jan 20, 2014

I rented Once when it first came out, because several web sites praised the music - if not the story. The movie had outstanding music, and an enjoyable story. I was shocked and thrilled when they won the Oscar; but was not a fluke, but a deserved stepping stone. I hope that they continue to pursue their dreams – although they may have some rocky times!

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randpog
Jul 07, 2013

I fell in love with Glen's music after seeing this then watched Once. The movie is very well done and has some great music in it.

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mythoughts
Nov 17, 2012

If you've seen the movie "Once", which is excellent, you'll like this one. It's the same people, further along in their relationship. Really well done.

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