Festival Fever: Irish film is having a moment

Audi Dublin International Film Festival's ten-day celebration of cinema

28th February, 2016

Once writer and director John Carney’s joyful new musical Sing Street is a bouncing, charming portrait of a disagreeable time and place: Dublin in the mid-1980s. The Lawlors are a middle-class family who have to downsize. Mum and Dad (Maria Doyle Kennedy and Aidan Gillen) are already at breaking point. Oldest son Brendan (Jack Reynor) has dropped out of college to smoke dope and listen to music. His younger brother Conor (newcomer Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) has...

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