The Swell Season (2011)

Feature Documentary | USA | English | 1h31m
Dir: Nick August-Perna, Chris Dapkins, & Carlo Mirabella-Davis | Ph: Chris Dapkins | Prod: Carlo Mirabella-Davis | Mus: The Swell Season | Ed: Nick August-Perna | Snd: Andrea Bella & Michael Feuser | Featuring: Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová, Colm Mac Con Iomaire, Rob Bochnik, Graham Hopkins, Joe Doyle, Catherine Hansard, James Hansard, Howard Greynolds

Burdened with the twin pressures of sudden fame and star-crossed love, Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová, Oscar winning stars of the delightful 2006 Irish musical romance Once, see their unlikely relationship wilt under the lights of a North American tour, in this affecting documentary. Filmed in suitably romantic black and white, the film slowly comes to mimic the bitter-sweet nature of its progenitor, as the price of fame gradually takes its toll.