The Johnny Depp produced documentary about the legendary Irish singer Shane MacGowan unveiled its first trailer this week. The film that recently won the Special Jury Prize at the San Sebastián International Film Festival is 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.
Watch The Official Trailer
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.