Ireland, 2007, 88 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Drama, Music, Romance
A modern day musical set on the streets of Dublin, featuring Glen Hansard and his Irish band The Frames. Writer/director John Carney tells the story of an emotionally vulnerable street musician (Hansard) who meets a Czech immigrant (Markéta Irglová) unable to afford the piano she yearns for. They are both outsiders, struggling with their art and their hearts. Through music they find a common bond, and over the course of an intense few days, their relationship blossoms. Putting together a band to rehearse songs and record some demos brings some much-needed impetus to their artistic and personal lives. Winner of the Audience Award for World Cinema (Drama) at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.
DIRECTOR: John Carney
Principal Cast: Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová, Geoff Minogue
US Distributor: Fox Searchlight
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