The new film Once is out at UK cinemas this weekend and I recently spoke to director John Carney about the film.
It is a charming tale of the relationship between a Dublin busker (Glen Hansard) and a Czech girl (Marketa Irglova) he meets on the street.
Featuring a lot of songs by Hansard and Irglova, it is a music film without being a musical and was a big hit at Sundance back in January.
So much so in fact that Fox Searchlight released it and the film won a lot of fans, including none other than Steven Spielberg who said:
“A little movie called Once gave me enough inspiration to last the rest of the year.”
I spoke with John about the making of the film and the success it has enjoyed over the last few months.
Listen to the interview here:[audio:http://filmdetail.receptionmedia.com/John_Carney_on_Once.MP3]
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Once is out now at selected UK cinemas
> Download this interview as an MP3
> Get local showtimes for Once via Google Movies
> Check out reviews of the film at Metacritic