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Nothing Compares

  • 1h 37m
  • Kathryn Ferguson
  • United Kingdom, Ireland
  • 2022

Principled, talented and enduring: The legacy of Sinéad O’Connor.

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.


Click here for in-theatre tickets.

Category “Thank You for the Music” presented by Auckland Unlimited


Kathryn Ferguson


Michael Mallie


Eleanor Emptage



Closed Captions [CC]



United Kingdom, Ireland

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