Watch: Trailer for 'The Swell Season' Documentary About 'Once' Duo

September 19, 2011
Source: Movieline

The Swell Season

After gaining huge buzz at Sundance in 2007, John Carney's lovely romance Once took plenty more film festivals by storm with its simple story of two unnamed musicians who share an intimate friendship through some truly breathtaking music. It was the film's stars Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová who made the film so genuine and brought the music to life so effortlessly as they were already together as the musical duo known as The Swell Season. Now a new documentary chronicling the real-life romance, struggles, success and musical exploits of the duo is on the way, and we have the first lovely trailer for the doc below.

Watch the first official trailer for The Swell Season, found via Movieline:

Directed by Nick August-Perna, Chris Dapkins, and Carlo Mirabella-Davis the documentary The Swell Season chronicles the exploits of the musical duo of the same name comprised of Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, stars of the 2007 film Once which won the Oscar for Best Original Song. Fueled by two years of exhilaration, performance, and psychological turmoil, The Swell Season is a volatile and intimate portrait of a romance that fractures in the face of life on the road and personal tragedy. As Glen and Marketa’s relationship unhinges, ultimately music prevails as their enduring connection. The film gets a limited release next month so check the The Swell Seasonofficial website for screening dates and locations.

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It does look amazing!

Anonymous on Sep 20, 2011


i'm surprised. when i read the description, i shook my head in disgust that someone had made it - but after watching the trailer? looks pretty good. i wouldn't pay ticket prices to see it in the theatre; but, i'll definitely  see it on netflix (or whatever the hell they're going to be calling it in the future).

Anonymous on Sep 20, 2011


I never saw Once, I remember really wanting to and someone said it was really annoying because if the song that plays in it constantly, which I actually like. This looks good though and my eyes will be looking at it and my ears hearing it as soon as possibles.

Crapola on Sep 20, 2011


Once is a great film and I can't wait to see Swell Season the Movie.  I will be seeing it 9/30 at the Irish Film Festival in L.A.  

Donna Wilson on Sep 20, 2011



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