Acclaimed Music Doc THE SWELL SEASON Now Available on iTunes in Ireland and the UK

Posted July 23, 2014 by Suzanne Murray in News

Following from its DVD release in stores across Ireland last Friday, the beautiful and poignant music doc THE SWELL SEASON is now available on iTunes throughout the UK and Ireland.

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

As well as being available for purchase on iTunes, THE SWELL SEASON can be bought on DVD in stores nationwide including Xtravision, HMV, Golden Discs and Tower Records as well as through Amazon and the Wildcard website.

Watch the trailer and find out more about the film