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New Film On The Incredible Life And Career Of Shane MacGowan Is Already Winning Awards

New Film On The Incredible Life And Career Of Shane MacGowan Is Already Winning Awards
By Paul Moore Updated

Widely regarded as one of the greatest musicians and lyricists of all time, Shane MacGowan's work continues to inspire new generations of artists and his life is the subject of a new film.

Aside from his poetic lyrics and songs, MacGowan's personal life has also provided plenty of highs and lows.

Well, the lead singer of The Pogues is the feature of Julien Temple's new film and it's already winning awards.

Following the world premiere of Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan at the San Sebastián International Film Festival last week, the feature has now picked up the Special Jury Prize at the prestigious Spanish film festival.

Helmed by the multi-award-winning documentary, film and music video director Julien Temple (Glastonbury, The Filth and the Fury) and produced by Johnny Depp, the film is a cinematic exploration of the legendary poet, punk and Pogue.

In terms of its aesthetic approach, the feature combines interviews, previously unseen archive footage and specially commissioned animations with an impressive soundtrack.

The fil details MacGowan's explosive life story from his early days growing up in Ireland, to time spent on the mean streets of London where he embraced the punk scene and formed The Pogues.

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Throughout the feature, audiences will get to discover MacGowan’s passions, humour, history, spirituality, and deep knowledge of music.

At present, a specific release date hasn't been set but it will be released in Irish cinemas later this year.

If you're a fan of Shane MacGowan's work, you won't want to miss it.

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SEE ALSO: Watch: Shane MacGowan Performs 'Fairytale Of New York' On The Late Late Show

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