Monday, April 16, 2007



I went to see ‘Once’ in the cinema last Friday night. It’s an Irish film written and directed by John Carney and made on a shoe string budget of about €100,000. The film has a small cast and the main characters are a guy and a girl (literally – that’s what they are referred to in the credits) played by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová. It’s the story of a busker and an immigrant and their shared interest in music as well as their interest in each other. There is some wonderful humour in the film and the music is great. It’s a simple film with an ending that is completely free from Hollywood clichés. It was released almost four weeks ago but if you get a chance to see it it’s worth a look.

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