And the winner is…

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 04 October 2016 > What's On

The 27th edition of the Dinard British Film Festival marks the triumph of Sing Street.

SN_singstreet_intThe film swept the board with wins in four categories:
- The Golden Hitchcock Jury Grand Price Cine +
- Hitchcock for Best screenplay, by Allianz
- Hitchcock of the Audience Premiere
- La règle du jeu Heartbeat Hitchcock.

Sing Street is inspired by writer/director John Carney’s life and love for music.
The story takes place during the 1980s in Dublin seen through the eyes of Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo). He is a 14-year-old boy who wants to escape his family life, his parents’ relationship problems and money troubles. He also tries to adjust to his new state school where the kids are rough and the teachers are rougher.

He finds hope when he meets the mysterious, cool and beautiful  Raphina (Lucy Boynton). To impress her and with the aim of winning her heart, he invites her to star in his band’s music videos. She agrees, and Conor must deliver what he’s promised. There’s only one problem, he’s not part of a band…yet.

Sing Street shows us a world where music has the power to take us away from everyday life and transform us into something greater.

In cinemas: 26 OCTOBER 2016

Claude Lelouch gave a special mention to Away by David Blair.

For this first edition of the festival for short films, the Shortcuts Jury rewarded  "Operator" by Caroline Bartleet while the public decided to give its award to "Balcony" by Toby Fell-Holden.