KNEECAP trailer

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A trailer for the award-winning Irish language documentary KNEECAP has been released. Based on the origin story of the riotous and ground-breaking Irish-language rap trio, the film stars bandmembers Mo Chara, Móglaí Bap, and DJ Próvaí in their acting debuts. Set in west Belfast in 2019, the film chronicles how fate brings the trio together and how they then go on to “change the sound of Irish music forever.” KNEECAP will be in Irish theatres Aug 8.

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KNEECAP in theatres Aug 8

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Wildcard Distribution has announced today that Rich Peppiatt’s award-winning feature film KNEECAP will open in Irish cinemas on Thursday 8th August 2024. Based on the origin story of the riotous and ground-breaking Irish-language rap trio, the film stars the band’s Mo Chara, Móglaí Bap and DJ Próvaí in their acting debuts alongside Academy Award nominated Michael Fassbender. Set in West Belfast in 2019, it chronicles how fate brings the trio together and how they then go on to “change the sound of Irish music forever”.

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KNEECAP to open Sundance London

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Fresh from its success at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah in January, rambunctious Irish-language film KNEECAP will open the 11th edition of Sundance Film Festival London. The documentary won the Sundance Film Festival Audience Award: NEXT in January and is the real-life story of how an anarchic Belfast rap trio became the unlikely figureheads of a civil rights movement to save and reinvigorate their mother tongue. The infectious documentary’s UK Premiere takes place on 6 June

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KNEECAP makes history at Sundance

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Rich Peppiatt’s KNEECAP has won an Audience Award at the renowned Sundance Film Festival in Utah. It marks the first Irish language feature film to win at the festival. Based on the origin story of the riotous and ground-breaking Irish-language rap trio Kneecap, the film stars the band’s Mo Chara, Móglaí Bap and DJ Próvaí in their acting debuts alongside Academy Award® nominated Michael Fassbender (THE KILLER, NEXT GOAL WINS), Jessica Reynolds (OUTLANDER) and Josie Walker (BELFAST, THE WONDER). Set in west Belfast in 2019, it chronicles how fate brings the trio together and how they then go on to “change the sound of Irish music forever”.

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