Song of the Day #3,524: ‘Falling Slowly’ – Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová

My next two featured Academy Award-winning songs are integral not just to the films’ atmosphere but to their plots.

Writer-director John Carney’s 2007 film Once follows two aspiring musicians in Dublin who bond over their creative passion but are destined to not end up together. It is a tender, bittersweet film that strings together a handful of wonderful musical set pieces.

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