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ONCE

Ireland, 2006 (MIFF 2007, Jaguar International Panorama)

Director: John Carney

ONCE

“We're in a world where a three-minute song is worth 10 pages of dialogue.” - John Carney Featuring Glen Hansard, lead singer of Irish band The Frames, John Carney's Once is a modern-day musical. It tells of a busker's chance meeting on a Dublin sidewalk with a pretty Czech pianist (played by Marketa Irglova, an actual Czech singer-songwriter) and their consequent musical rapport. Charming, low-key and uplifting, Once is a musical without the threat of breaking into a full-blown sing-song of dialogue. As this year's Sundance Film Festival said of the film: “Great music aside, what makes this film special is how little effort it seems to exert. If it's possible to be blindsided by simplicity, a light touch, Once does it.” Once won the Audience Award at Sundance Film Festival.

D/S John Carney P Martina Niland Dist Icon TD 35mm/2006/85mins

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