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The Swell Season -- 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 bond.
The Swell Season -- In 2008, Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova captivated audiences and earned two Academy Awards for their musical collaboration in the film 'Once'.  As their fictional romance blurred with reality they fell in love, recorded an album, and embarked on a world

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Directors:
Nick August-Perna (co-director)
Chris Dapkins (co-director)
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Release Date:
13 July 2012 (Spain) See more »
Plot:
The world fell in love with Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová when their songwriting collaboration... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 
Catherine Hansard ... Herself

Glen Hansard ... Himself

Markéta Irglová ... Herself

Directed by
Nick August-Perna (co-director)
Chris Dapkins (co-director)
Carlo Mirabella-Davis (co-director)
 
Produced by
Carlo Mirabella-Davis .... producer
 
Original Music by
Glen Hansard 
Markéta Irglová 
 
Cinematography by
Chris Dapkins 
 
Film Editing by
Nick August-Perna 
 
Production Management
Marcelo Gandola .... post-production manager
 
Sound Department
Andrea Bella .... sound effects editor
Michael Feuser .... dialogue editor
Brett Hammond .... sound recordist
Perry Levy .... sound editor
Tom Paul .... sound re-recording mixer
Steven Tollen .... sound executive producer
Kevin Peters .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Tom Poole .... digital intermediate colorist
Carlye Rubin .... assistant editor
Molle DeBartolo .... digital intermediate producer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Eileen O'Neill .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
André Des Rochers .... production counsel
Tamara Rosenberg .... story consultant
 

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91 min
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12 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Swell Doc, 12 October 2011
Author: ds-183-313126 from United States

Swell Season is a sensitive portrayal of the romantic and musical journey of two incredibly talented musicians. It is beautifully shot and I was emotionally engaged from beginning to end. I found myself deeply moved by the gradual disintegration of a relationship that spawned such beautiful harmony on stage. In our celebrity driven culture it is refreshing to see an honest portrayal of the costs of fame without pretension. For example, I was glad the academy award scenes were not over done. So many music documentaries only present idol worshiping fans and grandiose portrayals of the subjects as god/s. I found Swell Season to be a deeply truthful inquiry in this regard and in my opinion, this documentary has raised the bar for those that follow!

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