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"The years most pleasant cinematic surprise. Once has enough heart. wit, verve and sheer song writing genius to ensure you will see it more times than its title suggests."
- Dan Jolin - Empire -
" “Once” is the kind of film I've been pestered about ever since I started reviewing again. People couldn't quite describe it, but they said I had to see it. I had to. Well, I did. They were right."
- Roger Ebert - Chicago Times -

SyNOPSIS

An unnamed guy is a Dublin guitarist/singer/songwriter who makes a living by fixing vacuum cleaners in his Dad's Hoover repair shop by day, and singing and playing for money on the Dublin streets by night. An unnamed girl is a Czech who plays piano when she gets a chance, and does odd jobs by day and takes care of her Mom and her daughter by night. Guy meets girl and they get to know each other as the girl helps the guy put together a demo disc that he can take to London in hope of landing a music contract. During the same several day period, the guy and the girl work through their past loves, and reveal their budding love for one another, through their songs.

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John Carney
John Carney
Tim Fleming
Markéta Irglová,
Glen Hansard
1 hour 26 minutes
English
Ireland
2007

'What's the Czech for "Do you love him?" '

- Guy -
Nominations & Awards:
Academy Awards, USA - 2008
WINNER: Oscar - Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures,
Original Song - Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová
British Independent Film Awards - 2007
Nominee:  Best Foreign Independent Film
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards - 2008
WINNER: Critics Choice Award - Best Song
Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová
Central Ohio Film Critics Association -2008
WINNER: COFCA Award - Best Score - Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová
Nominee: COFCA Award - Best Picture
Chicago Film Critics Association Awards - 2007
WINNER: CFCA Award - Best Original Score - Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová
Nominee: CFCA Award - Best Picture
Nominee: CFCA Award - Most Promising Performer - Glen Hansard
Nominee: CFCA Award - Most Promising Filmmaker - John Carney
Chlotrudis Awards - 2008
WINNER: Chlotrudis Award - Best Movie
Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain - 2008
Nominee: Best Foreign Film
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards -2007
WINNER: Russell Smith Award - John Carney
Danish Film Awards (Robert) - 2009
Nominee: Best Non-American Film - John Carney
Dinard British Film Festival - 2007
WINNER: Special Mention - John Carney
Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards - 2009
Nominee: DFCC - Best Irish Film of the Decade
Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards -2007
Nominee: Best Irish Film
Nominee: Breakthrough Artist - John Carney
Empire Awards, UK - 2008
Nominee: Empire Award - Best Soundtrack
Evening Standard British Film Awards -2008
WINNER: Most Promising Newcomer - John Carney
Nominee: Best Film Score - Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová
Faro Island Film Festival - 2007
Nominee: Best Film - John Carney
Film Independent Spirit Awards - 2008
WINNER: Independent Spirit Award - Best Foreign Film -John Carney
Florida Film Critics Circle Awards - 2007
WINNER: FFCC Award - Best Original Songs - Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová
Ghent International Film Festival - 2007
WINNER: Youth Jury Award - John Carney
Gold Derby Awards - 2008
WINNER: Original Song - Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová
Golden Schmoes Awards - 2007
Nominee: Best Music in a Movie
Golden Trailer Awards -2008
Nominee: Golden Trailer - Best Music
Grammy Awards - 2008
Nominee: Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture,
Television or Other Visual Media. - Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová
Nominee: Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television,
or Other Visual Media. - Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová
Houston Film Critics Society Awards 2008
WINNER: Best Original Song - Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová - Falling Slowly
Nominee: Best Original Score - Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová
Nominee: Best Original Song - Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová - If you want me
International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) - 2008
WINNER: Best Original Song - Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová - Falling Slowly
Nominee: Best Original Song - Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová - If You Want Me
Irish Film & Television Awards - 2007
Nominee: Best Music in Film - Glen Hansard
Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) - 2009
WINNER: IOMA - Best Soundtrack
London Critics Circle Film Awards - 2008
Nominee: British Film of the Year
Nominee: British Breakthrough - Filmmaking - John Carney
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards - 2007
WINNER: Best Music - Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová
Mons International Festival of Love Films - 2008
WINNER: Grand Prize- John Carney
National Board of Review, USA - 2007
WINNER: Top Independent Films
Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards - 2007
Nominee: Best Film
Online Film & Television Association - 2021
WINNER: OFTA Film Hall of Fame - Songs - Falling Slowly
Online Film & Television Association - 2008
WINNER: OFTA Film Award - Best Music Original Song
Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová - Falling Slowly
Nominee: OFTA Film Award - Best Breakthrough Performance
Male - Glen Hansard
Online Film Critics Society Awards - 2008
Nominee: OFCS Award - Best Original Score
Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová
Nominee: OFCS Award - Best Breakthrough Performance
Glen Hansard
Nominee: OFCS Award - Best Breakthrough Filmmaker
- John Carney
Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards - 2007
WINNER: Best Original Song
Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová - Falling Slowly
Satellite Awards - 2007
Nominee: Best Original Song - Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová -
If you want me
St. Louis Film Critics Association, US - 2007
Nominee: Best Score - Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová
Sundance Film Festival - 2007
WINNER: Audience Award - World Cinema - Dramatic
Nominee: Grand Jury Prize - World Cinema - Dramatic
Utah Film Critics Association Awards -2007
WINNER: Top Ten Films
World Soundtrack Awards - 2007
Nominee: Best Original Song Written for Film
- Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová - Falling Slowly

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