Irish film wins prestigious award at Sundance Festival

An Irish film has won a prestigious prize at the Sundance Film Festival in the United States.

An Irish film has won a prestigious prize at the Sundance Film Festival in the United States.

The low-budget film Once received the World Cinema Audience Award over the weekend at the festival established by actor-director Robert Redford to promote independent productions.

The musical charts a relationship between a Grafton Street busker played by Glen Hansard and a Czech pianist played by Marketa Irglova who sells roses and the Big Issue on the street.

It was written and directed by John Carney, one of the team behind the RTÉ series Bachelors Walk.

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