The world fell in love with Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova when their songwriting collaboration in the film Once culminated in a jubilant Oscar win, but The Swell Season chronicles the tribulations faced during a grueling two-year world tour.
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Heartbreaking documentary takes an intimate look at the private lives of Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, the crackerjack songwriting team behind the film ONCE, who won an Oscar for its gorgeous theme song, "Falling Slowly." What starts out as a behind the music doc turns into a haunting and melancholy look at the price of fame and the disillusion of a relationship. A powerful, disarmingly human documentary.