Czech Cindarella at the Oscars

hansard irglova Once is a 2006 Irish musical film written and directed by John Carney. Set in Dublin, it stars musicians Glen Hansard (of popular Irish rock band The Frames) and Marketa Irglova, a fictional Czech emigrant, as struggling musicians.

Marketa Irglova and Glen Hansard’s singing won the American National Society of Film ‘Critics Choice Award’ for the best original film song; Falling Slowly.

The Czech press calls her a modern-style Popelka (Cinderella). The American media love her for her pure, honest and meek personality. Marketa Irglova is a 19-year old country girl from Moravia who was chosen to sing together with her boyfriend Glen at the Oscars 2008 next week.

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