Sing Street is inspired by writer/director John Carney’s life and love for music, and tells the story of a 14-year-old named Cosmo growing up in 80’s Dublin who must break free of a home strained by his parents’ relationship and money troubles, deal with his drop-out older brother’s antics, and survive a new public school where the kids are rough and the brothers are tougher.
Cosmo writes a song, forms a scrappy band with some school mates, writes more songs, and shoots some wicked music videos.
How to shoot pop videos in a recession ridden country?
Beg, borrow and steal. And steal. But when he realizes he can’t save his family, he must make a family of his own.
The film features classic 80’s anthems and has earned praise from Bono who after seeing the film saying:
“U2 were not as good as the kids in Sing Street. In truth most films you’ll see this year won’t touch Sing Street…”
We can’t wait to see it!
It opens in Aussie cinemas July 14