What do you get when put music from The Cure, Duran Duran, A-Ha, The Clash, Hall & Oates, Spandau Ballet, and The Jam in a movie?
An exciting 80s music journey! That’s what ;)
Titled “Sing Street”, the movie is set in Dublin, Ireland in the 1980s.
It centres on Conor, a 14-year-old boy who is troubled by his parents’ relationship, his new school, and money problems. However, he finds a glimmer of hope in a mysterious, über-cool, and beautiful girl, Raphina.
In an attempt to win her heart, he invites her to star in his band’s music videos. But there’s only one problem: He’s not part of a band…yet. Calling himself “Cosmo”, he must deliver what he promises and immerse himself in the vibrant rock music trends of the 80s. He forms a band with a few lads and pour their hearts and souls into their songs.
“Sing Street” is directed by John Carney. Best known for his award-winning 2007 movie “Once”, the Irish director specialises in low-budget indie films. Starring Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo, his 2nd feature film, “Begin Again”, was a box office success as well.
As for his 3rd directorial effort, “Sing Street” stars Ferdia Walsh-Peelo as Conor and Lucy Boynton as Raphina. It also stars Jack Reynor (“Transformers: Age of Extinction”), Aidan Gillen (“Game of Thrones“), Maria Doyle Kennedy (“The Conjuring 2“), Lydia McGuinness (“Traders”), and Kelly Thornton (“Clean Break”).
Watch the official trailer of “Sing Street” below:
“Sing Street” will premiere on 24th January at Sundance Film Festival. The Weinstein Company will release it later this year.
For more information, visit the movie’s official Facebook page.