Keswick Film Club - Once


Director: John Carney Country: Ireland
Cert: 15 Year: 2006 Length: 85 mins

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Score: 80.19% Attendance: 151


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An Irish busker, "a broken-hearted Hoover fixer sucker guy" as he himself sings, falls for a Czech girl who sells flowers by day but plays piano whenever she can. This is a modern musical: 'Its tone may be sweet and gentle, but it has the grit to resist going exactly where you'd expect it to.' (LA Times) At its heart are two fine acting and singer-songwriting performances by Glen Hansard, lead singer of the Irish group the Frames, and Marketa Irglova, who was a startlingly mature 17 when the film was made.

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Keswick Film Club has won the following British Federation of Film Societies awards:

Best Website 2008
Best Website 2007
Film Society of The Year 2006
Best Programme 2005
Best Programme 2004
Best Programme 2002
Best Programme 2001
Best New Film Society 2000

plus 7 Distinctions and 4 Commendations
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