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16th Sep 2022

WATCH: Powerful Sinead O’Connor documentary primed for Oscar glory

Rory Cashin

This will be a must-watch for fans of the controversial musician.

In order for a movie to be considered for an Academy Award, it must screen for at least one week in cinemas in New York and Los Angeles.

When a small-budgeted movie puts itself into cinemas for that week, then you know that the producers backing the movie have full faith that it is deserving of Oscar attention.

Variety has reported that upcoming Sinead O’Connor documentary Nothing Compares has done just that, arriving in cinemas on both coasts of the States for one week, from Friday, 23 September.

Thankfully, we don’t have too much longer to wait before it arrives in Irish cinemas.

The movie has already picked up several awards during its festival circuit, including Best Documentary at the Aegean Film Festival, the Audience Award at the Belfast Film Festival and the Best Irish Feature Documentary at the Galway Film Fleadh.

The documentary’s official synopsis is as follows:

“Nothing Compares charts Sinéad OʼConnorʼs phenomenal rise to worldwide fame and examines how she used her voice at the height of her stardom, before her iconoclastic personality led to her exile from the pop mainstream.

“Focusing on O’Connor’s prophetic words and deeds from 1987 to 1993, the film presents an authoritative, richly cinematic portrait of this fearless artist through a contemporary feminist lens.”

Nothing Compares arrives in Irish cinemas on Friday, 7 October.

Clip via Paramount Pictures