The Johnny Depp produced documentary about the legendary Irish singer Shane MacGowan had it’s world premiere at the San Sebastián International Film Festival last week and picked up the Special Jury Prize at the prestigious A-list festival in Spain.
Helmed by the multi-award-winning and critically acclaimed film, documentary and music video director Julien Temple (Glastonbury, The Filth and the Fury, London: The Modern Babylon) the film is a cinematic exploration of the legendary poet, punk and Pogue Shane MacGowan.
Combining interviews, previously unseen archive footage and specially commissioned animations with an impressive soundtrack, the documentary details Shane’s explosive existence from his early days growing up in Ireland, to time spent on the mean streets of London and embracing the punk scene, to forming The Pogues. We discover MacGowan’s passions, humour, and deep knowledge of music, history, spirituality, and popular culture.
The film is a vision of the world through the eyes of the great punk poet himself and an intimate cast of close friends and family members, all channeled through Temple’s inimitable and eternally vibrant lens.
CROCK OF GOLD: A FEW ROUNDS WITH SHANE MACGOWAN will have its Irish Release later this year, keep an eye on Movies.ie for full release information.