Happy St. Patrick's Day, everyone! Although I must say, it hardly feels like it, without a smidgen of corned beef or cabbage in the house. Natheless, I bring you a wee bit of Ireland today, with the film Once:
Finally saw this film just this weekend, although I can say I had heard of it before the Oscars. ;) If you're not familiar with it, it's an indie film released last summer that tells the story of two musicians who meet on the streets of Dublin. The title refers to those things we put off until "once" this or that happens.
A lot could be and has been said about this film, although I much of the film's beauty is in what is left unsaid. I really liked it. It had a simple, understated realism about it that I love in films - the same thing I like about Bella and Dear Frankie. The soundtrack is beautiful, lyrical without sentimentality. And I love Glen Hansard's and Markéta Irglová's wardrobes - but especially Hansard's. A cardigan, blue jeans and scarf - what more do you need?
Good stuff. Anyone else seen this film?