John Carney, the man behind Once (2007) and Begin Again (2014) is back in a musical milieu for his next film Sing Street.
Much like Once, Sing Street draws heavily from his own life and spins the story of 14-year-old Cosmo (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo), who longs to break free from his life in Dublin and the money troubles of his parents. Moved to a new school, he quickly realises that it is going to be harder to fit in and thinks a possible way out (and a chance to impress a local beauty played by Lucy Boynton) to form a band and start shooting music videos. But how do you do that when you have zero budget?
With Jack Reynor (Transformers: Age Of Extinction) as Cosmo's unruly, but weirdly wise older brother and Aidan Gillen (Game Of Thrones) and Maria Doyle Kennedy (Jupiter Ascending) as his mum and dad, Sing Street promises all the knowing references to 1980s music you could want and Carney's usual grasp of heart in drama.
Sing Street arrives on our screens 22 April.