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Kneecap Screen First Ever Irish Language Film To Premier At Sundance Film Festival!

Shannon Keenan
Shannon Keenan

02:22 19 Jan 2024

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The first ever Irish Language film premiered at Sundance film festival last night in Utah.

The film titled Kneecap is based on the origin story of the riotous and ground-breaking Irish-language rap trio Kneecap, the film stars the band’s Mo Chara, Móglaí Bap and DJ Próvaí in their acting debuts.

Alongside Academy Award nominated Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs, 12 Years a Slave), Simone Kirby (Hidden Assets, Jimmy’s Hall), Jessica Reynolds (Outlander), Fionnuala Flaherty (Ros na Rún) and Josie Walker (Belfast, The Wonder). 

Set in west Belfast in 2019, it chronicles how fate brings the trio together and how they then go on to “change the sound of Irish music forever”.



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Kneecap was also the first non-US film to ever be selected for the next section of the festival - So, what is the hype around the film?

“clearly destined for cult status” - The Irish Times

The funniest thing to come out of Belfast….Kneecap is a riot” - Screen Daily

a sharp and well-made comedy” - Indie Wire

 "Kneecap is an audacious film that completely obliterates the expectations of the musical biopic genre” - The Wrap

L-R Actors and artists Fionnuala Flaherty Rich Peppiatt Kneecap Simone Kirby Jessica Reynolds on stage.


Kneecap will be released in cinemas by Wildcard and Curzon later this year.

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