Fans of “Once” will no doubt be curious to check out “The Swell Season,” a documentary that offers a candid behind-the-scenes look at the real-life couple behind the film’s Oscar-winning music.
The trailer for the black-and-white doc is a swooning winner. No surprise there, given what iW’s Peter Knegt said about the film following its Tribeca world premiere earlier this year.
Picking up directly after the success of “Once” propelled stars Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova—lovers onscreen and off—into an Oscar-fueled spotlight, “Swell Season” is the result of three years of footage by New York filmmakers Nick August-Perna, Chris Dapkins and Carlo Mirabella-Davis. The trio followed Hansard and Irglova on tour, capturing gorgeous black-and-white documentation of the effect extensive touring and fast fame had on their relationship, both professionally and romantically. The result is a charming and polished new entry into the music documentary corpus, and one sure to find considerable play at festivals beyond its Tribeca premiere.
“The Swell Season” opens October 7 in Los Angeles and October 21 in New York.