Keswick Film Club - Once

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Sunday 10th February 12:00 PM


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 won the Best New Film Society at the British Federation Of Film Societies awards in 2000.

Since then, the club has won Film Society Of The Year and awards for Best Programme four times and Best Website twice.

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