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Documentary about Sinead O'Connor due to open in cinemas next month

A documentary about singer Sinead O'Connor is due to arrive at cinemas next month

A DOCUMENTARY directed by a Belfast film-maker about singer Sinéad O'Connor will open at cinemas next month.

A trailer for Sinéad O'Connor's Nothing Compares was released this week ahead of its official release on October 7.

The feature piece is the directorial debut of Belfast film-maker Kathryn Ferguson.

Commenting on Nothing Compares, film studio Paramount said: "Directed by Kathryn Ferguson (Taking the Waters, Space to Be), Nothing Compares charts Sinéad O?Connor's 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 was an official selection in the World Cinema Documentary Competition at the Sundance Film Festival in the US earlier this year.

It has won numerous awards including Best Irish Documentary at the Galway Film Fleadh, the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Aegean Film Festival, and the Audience Award at Docs Ireland.

The release of the documentary comes four months after the 55-year-old performer cancelled a series of live shows due to the continuing grief over the death of her son.

Shane O'Connor, who was 17, took his own life in January.

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