There’s no stopping Sing Street’s infectious beat!
John Carney’s upbeat musical drama is on a roll. Ever since opening to rave reviews at the Sundance Film Festival in January, Sing Street has soared from strength to strength. It opened the Audi Dublin International Film Festival last month, winning further rapturous reviews. It will open in cinemas nationwide on 17th March, St.Patrick’s Day, and the big fat cherry on top of all this comes with the thrilling announcement that Sing Street will open in America on 15th April. Initially playing in a limited number of theatres, it is expected to play in even more when word of mouth gets around about this heart-warming flick. The announcement is a massive achievement for the low-budget film, catapulting it to dizzying new heights of fame.
The Once director has been applauded for yet again creating a charming, moving story, partly based on his own experience of growing up in Dublin. Set in the 1980’s, the film follows the life of 14 year old Cosmo, played by Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, who strives to escape his strained family life by setting up a band, and of course hoping to impress a girl while doing so, the pretty and vivacious Raphina (Lucy Boynton). The cast, for the most part fresh, unknown faces, with the exceptions of Aidan Gillen, Maria Doyle Kennedy, and Jack Reynor, who play Cosmo’s eccentric family, have been praised for their emotive performances. This, coupled with Carney’s greatly effective use of the Irish sense of humour, fashion a film that looks set to have audiences singing along with it upon release, both here and across the pond.