Director : John Carney
Year Of Release : 2016
Principal Cast : Ferida Walsh-Peelo, Lucy Boynton, Jack Reynor, Aiden Gillen, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Kelly Thornton, Ben Carolan, Mark McKenna, Percy Chamburuka, Conor Hamilton, Don Wycherley.
Approx Running Time : 105 Minutes
Synopsis: A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.
Few films manage to engender the feeling of nostalgia quite like a coming-of-age story. Sing Street, set in mid-80’s Dublin, Ireland, and using the proposition of a bunch of school kids setting up a band, not only taps into nostalgia but makes one almost yearn for a simpler time, before wi-fi, Facebook and the ubiquitous internet. Directed by John Carney (Once, Begin Again), Sing Street is effortlessly enjoyable yarn about first love, finding out who you are, and fractured family dysfunction. Not to mention, a couplet of terrific era-attuned songs, written by the director and inserted into the film in a manner so innocuously they creep you on you with how catchy they are. Yes, Sing Street enters the coming-of-age lexicon as a contender of the highest order; sadly, it won’t be seen by a lot of people, more’s the pity, but if you’re reading this then you owe it to yourself to locate it.