Once is a 2007 Irish musical film written and directed by John Carney. Set in Dublin, this naturalistic drama stars musicians Glen Hansard (of popular Irish rock band The Frames) and Markta Irglov as struggling musicians. Collaborators prior to making the film, Hansard and Irglov composed and performed all of the original songs in the movie.
Shot for only 130,000 ($160,000), the film was very successful, earning substantial per-screen box office averages in the United States. It received extremely enthusiastic reviews and awards such as the 2007 Independent Spirit Award for best foreign film. Hansard and Irglov's song "Falling Slowly" received a 2008 Academy Award for Best Original Song and the soundtrack as a whole also received a Grammy nomination. "Falling Slowly" is an Academy Award-winning song, written and performed by personal and professional partners Glen Hansard and Markta Irglov. It appeared in the couple's 2007 film Once. The song was given the Academy Award for Best Original Song over the choral gospel song "Raise It Up" from August Rush and three songs from the modern Disney musical Enchanted. The song's win marks the fourth year in a.