Sunday, June 26, 2011
Normally I would say that to do a documentary in black and white in this day and age is pretentious, but it really fit the tone of the film, the tone of their music, and the tone of Glen and Marketa as characters. They're both really sort of quiet and contemplative and the black and white gives the film a sort of muted, hushed feeling. It's a sad film, or bittersweet at the very least because (SPOILER ALERT) they don't end up together in the end. Well, that's not really a spoiler because if you're fans of them, you probably already knew that. I knew it going into the film but I definitely still cried when they split up. A lot. But the film gives a lovely inside look at this very talented duo and their lives on the road. The film also uses their beautiful music to augment the story very well in the film. A must-see for any Swell Season fan, and for any music lover in general.