It has been announced that the full trailer for the eagerly-awaited, feature-length documentary Phil Lynott: Songs for While I'm Away will be released on Thursday, August 20 ahead of the film opening in Irish cinemas in the Autumn.

The news was announced in a 20-second teaser. 

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Directed by Emer Reynolds (The Farthest) and made in association with Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland, the film tells the story of Lynott growing up in Dublin, his international success with Thin Lizzy and his tragic death as a result of heart failure and pneumonia at the age of 36 in January 1986.

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"Told extensively through the words of Phil himself and focusing on some of his iconic songs, the film gets to the heart of Philip, the father, the husband, the friend, the son, the rock icon, the poet and the dreamer," said a press release announcing the documentary's upcoming release.

Director Reynolds added that she "can't wait to share it with Irish audiences and to celebrate Philip and his extraordinary life and music".

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The late singer's daughters, Sarah Lynott and Cathleen Howard-Lynott, said: "As always, we are incredibly proud of our Dad and we loved having the opportunity to look at the man behind the music with this film."

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