Once (2007)

John Carney directs Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová and Geoff Minogue in this Irish musical romance between a busker and a young immigrant.

Very sweet. The guerrilla Dublin street shoot adds a real texture to the awkward romance and memorable songs. I prefer Carney’s later films (Sing Street, Begin Again) but this breakthrough indie is clearly more heartfelt and well crafted than most calling cards. Markéta Irglová is a particularly winning screen presence and I find it surprising she never acted again.


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