Director John Carney
Ireland, United States of America | 2023 | 94 mins. | English
Tue., Sept. 12, Roy Thomson Hall, 9:30 pm
Wed., Sept. 13, Scotiabank Theatre, 9 pm
Sat., Sept. 16, Scotiabank Theatre, 2:45 pm
Writer-director John Carney has made two music-centred films, Once and Sing Street. The latest features Eve Hewson (Bad Sisters, Behind Her Eyes) — Bono’s daughter — as a young mom (described as a “hot mess”) using music to bond with her 14-year-old son (played by Orén Kinlan). She gives him a guitar, but it gathers dust, so she picks it up, taking online lessons herself from a musician overseas (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt), who introduces her to the work of Joni Mitchell. Naturally, she falls for him, according to the synopsis.