The Sinead O'Connor documentary Nothing Compares from Irish filmmaker Kathryn Ferguson has been selected to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival 2022.
The feature, which will be shown as part of the festival's World Cinema Documentary Competition, is one of 10 international documentaries selected for competition from all over the globe.
Sundance, which runs from January 20-28, will hold the world premiere of Nothing Compares on January 21 in Park City, Utah, with repeat Utah screenings and online in the US.
"As an Irish woman, Sinéad's story and incredible music have been a huge inspiration to me, and I can’t wait to share the film with audiences in Utah and beyond." -director Kathryn Fergusonhttps://t.co/kxY63Bs0tN— Screen Ireland (@ScreenIreland) December 10, 2021
The archive-led documentary charts 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.
Belfast-born filmmaker Ferguson said: "As a small team of independent filmmakers we are beyond thrilled to have our film invited to premiere at this year's Sundance Film Festival.
"As an Irish woman, Sinéad's story and incredible music have been a huge inspiration to me, and I can’t wait to share the film with audiences in Utah and beyond."
Lesley McKimm, Project Manager for Film at Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland, added: "Our huge congratulations to director Kathryn Ferguson and the creative team behind Nothing Compares on the film's Official Selection to the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.
"Sundance is renowned for its recognition of new filmmaking voices and its competitive selection process, and continues to be one of the most outstanding platforms for independent documentary to be discovered around the world. It’s fantastic to be one of only ten international documentaries selected from around the globe."
Nothing Compares focuses on the O'Connor's career from 1987 to 1993 and features era-defining music videos and concert performances alongside previously unseen footage from this period.
The film also features a new interview with O'Connor herself, in which she reflects on events in her own words, and from a present-day perspective.