Trailer for John Carney's Sing Street
SING STREET takes us back to 1980s Dublin seen through the eyes of a 14-year-old boy named Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) who is looking for a break from a home strained by his parents’ relationship and money troubles, while trying to adjust to his new inner-city public school where the kids are rough and the teachers are rougher. He finds a glimmer of hope in the mysterious, über-cool and beautiful Raphina (Lucy Boynton), and with the aim of winning her heart he invites her to star in his band’s music videos. There’s only one problem: he’s not part of a band…yet. She agrees, and now Conor must deliver what he’s promised - calling himself “Cosmo” and immersing himself in the vibrant rock music trends of the decade, he forms a band with a few lads, and the group pours their heart into writing lyrics and shooting videos. Inspired by writer/director John Carney’s (ONCE, BEGIN AGAIN) life and love for music, SING STREET shows us a world where music has the power to take us away from the turmoil of everyday life and transform us into something greater.
Sing Street will have its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. It will open the Audi Dublin International Film Festival on February 18th and will be released in Irish cinemas on March 18th.
Mayo's very own Martina Niland was one of the Producers on Sing Street along with Anthony Bregman, Paul Trijbits, Christian Grass and John Carney and the production companies were Cosmo Films, Likely Story and Filmwave.