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John Carney's Sing Street receives standing ovation at Sundance

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Sing Street

Sing Street

Sing Street

Once director John Carney's new film Sing Street has impressed at its world premiere at Sundance.

Viewers and critics gave the film a standing ovation at its Park City, Utah screening last night.

The film is set in 1985 and charts the fortunes of Conor, who is forced out of his comfortable private school and into survival mode at an inner city public school.

He finds a glimmer of hope in the mysterious and cool Raphina and invites her to star in his band's music videos in the hopes of striking up a romance.

Having to deliver on his proposition, Conor calls himself 'Cosmo' and forms a band with a few lads.

The soundtrack features hits from The Cure, The Police, Genesis and Duran Duran.

Sing Street starring Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Aidan Gillen, Jack Reynor, Maria Doyle Kennedy and more hits Irish screens in March 17.

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