This film is part of Doc Edge Festival, a documentary festival like no other. The exceptional 2022 programme, which is their largest in recent years, includes over eighty feature-length and short films that celebrate and explore diverse storytelling.

Director: Kathryn Ferguson | Ireland, United Kingdom | 2022 | 97 min | English


Nothing Compares charts Sinéad O’Connor’s phenomenal rise to worldwide fame. We follow her exile from the pop world as her irreverent personality clashes with the mainstream.

Focusing on Sinéad’s prophetic words and deeds from 1987 to 1993, the film presents an authored, richly cinematic portrait of this fearless trailblazer through a contemporary feminist lens.

“Everybody felt it was OK to kick the shit out of me.” – O’Connor

The film features era-defining music videos and concert performances alongside previously unseen footage from this period. It is underpinned by a new interview with Sinéad herself, in which she reflects on events in her own words. Intimate first-hand contributor interviews add to the tapestry with additional insights from music insiders introducing broader themes of Irish history, politics, and global activism, all the while reflecting on Sinéad’s artistry, impact and legacy.

Nominated for the NEXT:WAVE award at this year’s CPH:DOX and the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

Asia Pacific Premiere


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Last updated: 16 May 2022