Acclaimed Music Doc The Swell Season Goes on DVD Release This Friday

Posted July 17, 2014 by Suzanne Murray in News
The Swell Season
The Swell Season

The critically acclaimed documentary THE SWELL SEASON will be available to buy on DVD in stores across Ireland from tomorrow Friday, 18th July.

In 2008, the world fell in love with Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová when their musical collaboration in the Irish film Once culminated in a jubilant Oscar win. As their fictional romance blurred with reality, they fell in love, recorded an album and embarked on a world tour which is documented by the directors Nick August-Perna, Chris Dapkins and Carlo Mirabella-Davis in The Swell Season.  What results is a volatile and intimate portrait of a romance that fractures in the face of life on the road and personal tragedy. As Glen and Markéta’s relationship unhinges, ultimately music prevails as their enduring connection.

Critics have been singing its praises describing the film as:

“every bit as intimate and disarming as the movie that made them famous…”  Washington Post

“a poignant commentary on the uneasy commingling of love and fame” New York Times

“sensitive doc manages to show Once duo as both blissed-out lovers and post-romance partners without over-dramatizing the transition”  Hollywood Reporter

“For Once lovers who needed a “what happened next?” Denver Post

“gorgeous”  Indiewire

“powerful” Twitch

“a really beautiful love story” National Public Radio

Wildcard Distribution is releasing The SWELL SEASON in stores nationwide including Xtravision, HMV, Golden Discs and Tower Records.

Watch the trailer and find out more about the film