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John Carney on Once

An interview with John Carney, the director of Once.

John Carney - Director of OnceThe 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:

โ€œA little movie called Once gave me enough inspiration to last the rest of the year.โ€

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:


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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

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