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THE SWELL SEASON

USA, 2011 (MIFF 2011, Backbeat)

Director: Chris Dapkins, Nick August-Perna, Carlo Mirabella-Davis

THE SWELL SEASON

"Tenderly dismantles the romantic mythology surrounding indie smash Once." - Hollywood Reporter

Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglová shot to fame after they won the 2008 Best Song Oscar and two Grammys for 'Falling Slowly', a song from the music film Once (MIFF 2007), in which they played a couple falling in love while making music. With life imitating art, the two gradually fell into a romance while touring together.

This affecting documentary tracks the fortunes of the two musicians in the wake of their sudden fame. With poignancy it charts the gradual disintegration of their relationship in the face of the bitter realities of life on the road.

Features concert performances by Iron and Wine, Bill Callahan and The Swell Season.

D Chris Dapkins, Nick August-Perna, Carlo Mirabella-Davis P Carlo Mirabella-Davis WS Elephant Eye TD HD Cam/2011

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