Sing Street

Sunday, 13 th November, 15:00, Cultural center of Belgrade, Belgrade
Monday, 14
th November, 20:00, Belgrade Youth Center
Tuesday, 15
th November, 20:30, Kinoteka, Belgrade
Saturday, 12
th November, 20:30, Arena Cineplex, Novi Sad
Saturday, 12
th November, 18:30, Vilin grad Cineplex, Niš

Sing Street (fic.)

Director: John Carney
Country: UK
Year: 2016
Runtime: 106’
Language: English
Subtitle: Serbian
Cast: Lucy Boynton, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Aidan Gillen, Jack Reynor, Kelly Thornton
Screenplay: John Carney
Producer: Mary Callery
Director of Photography: Yaron Orbach
Editing: Andrew Marcus, Julian Ulrichs
Music:  Gary Clark
Production companies: Likely Story, Merced Media, PalmStar Entertainment, FilmNation Entertainment, Irish Film Board, Cosmo Films, Distressed Films, FilmWave
Distribution: Cinefest /
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Sing Street takes us back to 1980s Dublin seen through the eyes of a 14-year-old boy named Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) who is looking for a break from a home strained by his parents’ relationship and money troubles, while trying to adjust to his new inner-city public school where the kids are rough and the teachers are rougher. He finds a glimmer of hope in the mysterious, über-cool and beautiful Raphina (Lucy Boynton), and with the aim of winning her heart he invites her to star in his band’s music videos. There’s only one problem: he’s not part of a band…yet. She agrees, and now Conor must deliver what he’s promised – calling himself Cosmo and immersing himself in the vibrant rock music trends of the decade, he forms a band with a few lads, and the group pours their heart into writing lyrics and shooting videos. Inspired by writer/director John Carney’s (Once, Begin Again) life and love for music, Sing Street shows us a world where music has the power to take us away from the turmoil of everyday life and transform us into something greater.

Director’s biography
Carney is an Irish director and writer. He was bassist for Irish rock band The Frames between 1991 and 1993 and also directed some of their music videos. In addition to shooting music videos, Carney also wrote and directed two award-winning short films (Shining Star and Hotel) before making his first feature. With fellow film-maker Tom Hall, Carney wrote and directed November Afternoon, his first feature film, in 1996. Despite a limited release, it was acclaimed as the “Film of the Year” by the Irish Times. The low-budget drama, shot in black and white, tells the story of two couples whose relationships begin to crumble over an eventful weekend. Carney himself provided a jazz score for the soundtrack.

Festivals and awards:
Deauville Film Festival 2016
Irish Film and Television Awards, 2016
Nashville Film Festival 2016

Critic’s Word:
A heart-melting adolescent romance that gives teenage garage bands everywhere a better name.
Guy Lodge, Variety

Sing Street proves much more appealing as a making-the-band story than a coming-of-age one.
A.A. Dowd, A.V. Club

Sing Street will make you laugh, cry and leave you humming its songs for days.
Olly Richards, Empire