What a cute movie! Alan is now all inspired into getting back into his music… Once is an unpretentious Irish movie about two struggling musicians (played by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová) was shot entirely with two handheld cameras over 17 days and has collected awards everywhere. The soundtrack was nominated for a Grammy and one of the songs won the Oscars last month. Here’s the performance during the awards’ ceremony:

And here’s their award acceptance speech. Irglová was cut off during her acceptance speech but the academy had the decency to bring her back on stage:

If you have’t seen it, it’s available on DVD.

Author: guerson

Food-obsessed historian and knitter.

3 thoughts on “Once”

  1. It’s gorgeous isn’t it? I rented this DVD last year in November when I heard ‘Once’ had won the World Cinema Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival. I fell in love with the songs instantaneously. Glen Hansard and Martina Irglová were interviewed on Tubridy Tonight (a TV show here in Ireland) after getting back from the US. They are really nice people, like all Irish. Am I biased? :)
    It’s worth having a look at the interview, in my opinion part 2 is better than part 1:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1RkF9Albgc (part 1)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OdfIpbzvAc (part 2)

    Thanks for ‘lending’ me your post about the row between Brazil and Spain. The authorship of the text has been attributed to you/your blog.

  2. Hi Monica,

    Thank you for the links to the interview – it is indeed very sweet and their performance of Falling Slowly is beautiful. They do seem very genuine people.

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