All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. An easy way of seeing how…
How often do you find the right person?
A vacuum repairman moonlights as a street musician and hopes for his big break. One day a Czech immigrant, who earns a living selling flowers, approaches him with the news that she is also an aspiring singer-songwriter. The pair decide to collaborate, and the songs that they compose reflect the story of their blossoming love.
You ever listen to a song so beautiful and amazing that it just causes you to break down and cry?
Once has a lot of those songs.
Once is a perfect example of capturing lightning in a bottle...
I started 'Falling Slowly' for John Carney's Once the moment Glen Hansard's falsetto (like discovering Jeff Buckley or Thom Yorke all over again) and Markéta Irglová's eargasmic harmony sent chills down my spine in the films award winning soundtrack moment. This film is all about those moments that are only possible with shared experience through the power of music and the heart yearning for connection, and boy does it all play out in the right tune in this little Irish gem - a film that has somehow eluded me 'til now.
The film in all its simple elegance is many things; a portrait of emerging raw talent, a delicate…
”It’s you I love.”
Two non-professional actors. A few heartfelt songs and a budget of just 112,000$. That’s all director John Carney needs to construct a miraculous collection of human emotions that tend to break your heart or uplift you depending on how you like to connect with the characters and the overall atmosphere of the film. With its unimaginable simplicity Once reaches the heights that many movies so desperately try to achieve with multi million dollar budgets, fake superstars and childlishly deformed stories of romance yet fail. Carney’s film manages to portray the most fundamental yet at the same time most profound emotions of us human beings and then through the magic of music transfers those earnest feelings into…
“What's the Czech for "Do you love him"?”
It’s going to be very difficult to find another romantic musical feel as natural as John Carney’s Once. In most musicals when you hear the characters singing out their lines there is something that doesn’t feel authentic about it and you’re reminded that it’s just a movie, but in Once every moment unfolds in such a natural way that at times it feels as if you’re watching an intimate documentary of two passionate musicians. The relationship between the two leads also develops in a rather refreshingly authentic way and the story avoids all the worn out cliches found in most romantic films. The dialogue, the song writing, the performances, and the chemistry…
Once is a low budget movie that tells a love story through music between a bunker/vacuum cleaner repairman and an Czech immigrant. The two find each other on the streets of Dublin. The two leads are played by real musicians Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová. Both do an outstanding job as I really liked these two characters. The story is pretty simple....but it seems very real. The music is excellent....it includes a song call Falling Slowly...which actually won an Oscar for Best Song.
What I really enjoyed about the movie is the fact that it does not follow the path of a normal love story. At first you think...."Ok these two will fall in love.....be happy.....reach an obstacle......break up.....and get…
I was supposed to see this before I went to see Begin Again but I didn't had the time. I heard a lot of people saying that this film was great but I for no special reason I had not seen it before.
One of the most beautiful and honest films I have ever seen! I was completely overwhelmed with the love and dedication that was put forth by John Carney in this little (but very big) project that manages to carry so much with so little!
Once is a very simple and heartfelt story demonstrating a huge love for music, which makes sense. A world without music would not be the same and is due to the love for…
Es verdad que la película en si misma es como una canción, empieza un tanto dubitativa mostrándonos lo sueños de los personajes y su realidad, cuando parece que no te gusta y vas a pasar de pista, aparece la melodía y te hace coger ritmo, la historia se llena de matices, posibilidades y sombras, y ya. Poco a poco te lleva hasta un estribillo que te gusta, te traslada hasta el final, un final potente y abierto a los deseos del espectador.
Si me gustó "Begin again" esta tambien me ha llevado a su terreno.
PD: Que harían los Dardenne con estos personajes "miserbles"?
I struggled with two things in this film:
1) You have to like the music the main character plays/composes to enjoy the film (which unfortunately I didn't). It is a proper musical, so the music really drives it. And the visuals for the songs aren't too inventive or interesting, so if you're not enjoying the music, you're sitting there feeling bored. To be fair, I did like the music the leading lady character composes, but she only played one song of her own.
2) I found the main character (the leading man) really annoying. To be fair, he's very well and realistically played, but oh so annoying... He's the very self-absorbed type. He meets a girl, but seems to not…
Liked it, didn't love it. I like my musicals to be a bit more pizzazzy.
Il est difficile d'imaginer ce qu'aurait été le film sans la musique qui en fait partie intégrante... la grande qualité de cette dernière élève le tout bien au dela de la modeste réalisation (frisant quasiment parfois l'amateurisme) du film. Le naturel et le charme de Glen Hansard et Marketa Irglova participe grandement au succès du film, et Carney a eu l'intelligence de ne pas compliquer inutilement le scénario; l'interprétation, l'humble réalisation, la trame narrative simple ainsi que la direction artistique se combine de facon symbiotique, renforcant le réalisme de l'une et de l'autre. Comme de quoi parfois, il ne faut pas réinventer la roue!
There isn't much to it, but what is there is all genuine and all heart. It has a real feel of the streets and it has a rare warmth and soul.
🎵Falling slowly, eyes that know me
And I can't go back
Moods that take me and erase me
And I'm painted black🎵
So lovely and heartbreaking like most realistic love stories, ONCE is such an honest film. Everytime I hear Falling Slowly my eyes start to tear up which is especially bad when I'm operating a moving vehicle. 😢
Checked it out with commentary by the director and stars, and they some light, interesting details to share.
Once is a love letter to the power of music. It has this canny ability to bring voices to light which in other circumstances, would never be heard. A story of ones life, of love and all they hold dear can somehow be nailed down to a mere three minutes and feel real and grounded, only music can do that. This film captures this idea oh so perfectly.
Set on the cobbles of Dublin we follow two musicians-- yes! Not actors, but people who live their lives through the subject-- and only through this passion and expertise can their relationship come to fruition. Both burdened characters opt to share each others load and join their voices in harmony as the…
Great 60-90 min films (for those days when you just don't have the energy to watch a 3 hour masterpiece)
Doesn't the title of the list explain it well enough? This is a list of hight quality "short" films. Easy…
Complete list. :-(