The first trailer for the documentary The Swell Season has gone online. The film tracks the lives (and sudden fame) of Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, the Oscar-winning duo from the lovely 2006 film Once. The collaboration between the two real-life lovers/musicians became known as “The Swell Season,” shortly after their rise to prominence following the success of Once. Cameras were present to capture the ups and downs of notoriety, their struggling relationship, and their creative partnership, culminating in this documentary.
I’ll admit I’m a bit biased since I’m a fan of their music, but I think the trailer looks pretty great. The fly-on-the-wall camera work and black and white aesthetic hint at a rare level of intimacy. I’m definitely looking forward to checking out the finished film. Hit the jump to check out the trailer for yourself. The Swell Season opens in limited release next month.