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The Swell Season

The Swell Season
  • 2011
  • USA
  • 91 min
  • Directed by: Nick August-Perna, Chris Dapkins, Carlo Mirabella-Davis

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Who can forget the 2008 Oscar ceremony when host Jon Stewart broke with tradition and invited Markéta Irglová back to the stage to make her thank-yous for the Oscar she shared with Glen Hasard for Best Song 'Falling Slowly'? It was a fairy-tale ending for the couple who had charmed the world in the low-budget Irish triumph Once and found true love along the way. Sustaining that love was a different matter as the couple were swept along by global fame and adulation. The beautiful black-and-white documentary The Swell Season eloquently captures the pressures of fame, the power of the couple's music and their determination to keep working together after the love had gone.

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