Sing Street takes us back to 1980s Dublin where an economic recession forces Conor out of his comfortable private school and into survival mode at the inner-city public school where the kids are rough and the teachers are rougher.
He finds a glimmer of hope in the mysterious and über-cool Raphina, and with the aim of winning her heart he invites her to star in his band’s music videos. 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 ‘80s, he forms a band with a few lads, and the group pours their hearts into writing lyrics and shooting videos.
Directed by John Carney, Sing Street features a memorable soundtrack with hits from The Cure, Duran Duran, The Police, and Genesis.
Sing Street will be opening the Audi Dublin International Film Festival on February 18th, and Lionsgate UK will release Sing Street in cinemas in Ireland on March 18th
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