The Swell Season
- 1h 31min
- Directed by: Nick August-Perna, Chris Dapkins, Carlo Mirabella-Davis
This film is not currently showing in cinemas.
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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