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1 hr. 30 min.

Plot Summary
Oscar-winning musicians Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová embark on a world tour, but the pressures of touring and performing threaten their offstage romantic relationship.


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

Genres: Documentary

The Swell Season (2011)

Release Date: January 1st, 2011|1 hr. 30 min.

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  • 50
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    There are some compelling performance moments, and it's sad to watch these talented and basically nice people drift apart. But overall the film seems like a collection of bits and pieces, and it's hard to see how it could have much resonance for non-fans. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    As shown in this disarming and intimate documentary named after their band, the oddness of actually being sought-after was something neither was prepared for. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Does right by both fans and subjects. show more

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Life After 'Once': Inside 'The Swell Season'

Posted by
Mike Ryan on Oct 20th, 2011 5:30PM

In 2006, the world was introduced to Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova by way of a delightful little film called 'Once.' In the film, the two musicians fell in love. In real life, the two musicians...

Love After 'Once' in the First Trailer for 'The Swell Season' (VIDEO)

Posted by
Aiden Redmond on Sep 15th, 2011 11:45AM

The last time you heard the names Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová was probably in 2008, when they charmed your pants off in 'Once' and won an Oscar for Best Original Song. Since...

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