Film: Sing Street

Opened: April 15, 2016

Directed by: John Carney

Starring: Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Lucy Boynton, Jack Reynor, Aidan Gillen, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Kelly Thornton, Ben Carolan, Mark McKenna, Percy Chamburuka, Conor Hamilton, Karl Rice, Ian Kenny, Don Wycherley & Lydia McGuinness

A story of youth rebellion, Sing Street brings one of the best Irish films to screen in years.

When his family goes into a tough financial period, Conor Lawlor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) begins attending Synge Street where he’s immediately marked as an outcast. After approaching a model, Raphina (Lucy Boynton), Conor embraces his outcast status and the music that inspires him to start a band that’ll make videos for Raphina to star in.

There’s a ton of original music that genuinely has a great beat and will hook viewers. Seeing the boys come together and give their all to their passion is inspiring. Conor and Raphina especially both dream of bigger things and you’ll root for their success.

The young cast shines alongside strong supporting cast members like Aidan Gillen, Jack Reynor and Maria Doyle Kennedy.

Final say: A brilliant flashback. ★★★★★

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