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The world fell in love with Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová - the duo behind the band the Swell Season - when their songwriting collaboration in the indie film Once culminated in a euphoric Oscar® win. Behind the scenes, though, a grueling two-year world tour threatened to destroy their remarkable bond.
Offering an intimate glimpse into the exhilaration and the turmoil of both love and fame, THE SWELL SEASON follows Glen and Markéta through a three-year period of incredible intensity, pressure and passion. As the two wake up in strange towns and navigate a new realm of public exposure, they undergo intense changes that lead them to question their love, their ambitions, and their identities. Ultimately, the audience witnesses the unraveling of a romance and the reconfiguring of a beautiful musical collaboration.
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"The Swell Season" is not a movie that promises over-the-top drama, it has a quiet power that sneaks up on you. Initially, it seems that Hansard and Irglova are perfectly in sync. But through small moments, we see Irglova start to pull away and Hansard start to become more and more affected by her withdrawal. The pair seem like great pals throughout, even as their romance appears to dissipate, and you become quite invested in the progression of their relationship. No one is right, no one is wrong. Each is just affected by the tour and its subsequent responsibilities in a different way. Both are refreshingly candid, and don't seem particularly conscious of the camera filming every second of their interactions.Read more ›
The extras on this Blu-ray make it worth every penny and more.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love the Passion, the Music and the Love Story...can't get enough of them; Glen and Marketa.Published 26 days ago by Patricia E Garrity
I had no idea that they dated in real life, and also that he was so much older than her. It's no wonder why it didn't work out between them but they did make beautiful music... Read morePublished 2 months ago by J
Powerful documentary about two artists who produced great work together. Provides a very candid perspective about what happens to a professional-romantic relationship after you... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mary Conway
'Once' said it best, and 'The Swell Season' says it again: sometimes the One cannot be the one. Heartbreaking and beautiful, this behind-the-scenes look at Hansard and Irglova's... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Olivia
Like many my wife & I fell in love with Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová. These two musicians had a relationship that just moved your heart. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Richard Glenn