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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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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
"stunned by it", 5 October 2011
Author: rhbailey-178-208287 from United States

First, full disclosure. I am friends with two of the filmmakers--Chris Dapkins and Carlo Mirabella-Davis--and their parents. In fact, Chris Dapkins grew up a mile and a half down the road, which in our part of rural upstate New York made us the equivalent of next-door neighbors.

So I was prepared to like The Swell Season. But to be stunned by it?

Though I am no longer a fan of pop music, I sat absolutely riveted through every frame of this extraordinary story of two performers on tour in public and private. The choice of black and white photography was just right, and the filmmakers let their narrative unfold in a straightforward fashion without adornment or visual gimmicks.

I loved the music by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, and ached at the sad poignancy of their gradual breakup. Their doomed romance took me back to that brief but legendary love affair between Joan Baez and Bob Dylan in those younger days in the 1960s when I cared deeply about such public matters of the heart.

Ron Bailey, author and retired journalist

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