WHO’S IN IT?
Ferdia Walsh-Peelo (film debut), Lucy Boynton (Miss Potter), Jack Reynor (What Richard Did), Aiden Gillen (Calvary), Maria Doyle Kennedy (Byzantium), Kelly Thornton (Life’s a Breeze), Ben Carolan (film debut), Mark McKenna (film debut), Percy Chamburuka (film debut), Conor Hamilton (film debut), Karl Rice (film debut), Ian Kenny (Fair City), Don Wycherley (Shrooms), Lydia McGuinness (Traders)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
John Carney (Once), director, writer, producer; Anthony Bregman (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), Kevin Scott Frakes (Say When), Christian Grass (film debut), Martina Niland (Snap), Raj Brinder Singh (American Ultra) and Paul Trijbits (The Young Americans), producers; Yaron Orbach (Begin Again), cinematographer; Andrew Marcus (American Psycho) and Julian Ulrichs (film debut), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In 1980s Dublin, economic woes force young Conor (Walsh-Peelo) out of private school and straight into a tough inner-city public school. He soon comes across the mysterious Raphina (Boynton), and in a bid to impress her he asks her to appear in a music video his band is making – even though he doesn’t even have a band to begin with, leading Conor and his friends to form one and find their true passion in music while doing so…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
John Carney returns with yet another crowd-pleasing movie musical, this one taking its cues from the hits of the 80s and inserting them into a lovable and thrilling coming-of-age story.