09 20 Oct '24
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Kathryn Ferguson

Nothing Compares

Edition 2022
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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Kathryn Ferguson


Irene Buckley, Linda Buckley


Sinéad O'Connor


Kathryn Ferguson, Eleanor Emptage, Michael Mallie

Director of Photography

Luke Jacobs


Mick Mahon


Eleanor Emptage, Michael Mallie

Production studios

Ard Mhacha Productions

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Countries of production

Ireland, United Kingdom




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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