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Kathryn Ferguson

Nothing Compares

Sound and Vision 97' - 2022 - Documentary - Dialogue: English
Director: Kathryn Ferguson Composer: Irene Buckley, Linda Buckley With: Sinéad O'Connor
A documentary about the time Sinéad O'Connor was in the limelight. Not a hagiography, but an honest and raw look back at a glorious and precarious period.
A feature documentary that tells the story of Sinéad O’Connor's phenomenal rise to worldwide fame, and how her iconoclastic personality resulted in her exile from the pop mainstream. Focusing on prophetic words and deeds across a five-year period (1987-1992), the film reflects on the legacy of this fearless trailblazer, through a contemporary feminist lens.
“Punished for voicing political opinions before it was cool, this charged documentary argues our culture failed the Irish singer. This unique music documentary strays far from bullet-pointed hagiography, instead digging deep into O’Connor’s childhood trauma and how it mirrors Ireland’s fraught past.” - IndieWire

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Credits

Director

Kathryn Ferguson

Composer

Irene Buckley, Linda Buckley

With

Sinéad O'Connor

Scenario

Kathryn Ferguson, Eleanor Emptage, Michael Mallie

Director of Photography

Luke Jacobs

Editor

Mick Mahon

Producer

Eleanor Emptage, Michael Mallie

Production studios

Ard Mhacha Productions

More information

Dialogue

English

Countries of production

Ireland, United Kingdom

Year

2022

Filmography

Kathryn Ferguson
Incredible Machines (2016), The Greatest Luxury (short, 2018), Taking the Waters (short, 2018), Space to Be (short, 2011), Nothing Compares (2022)

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