- 28 Sep 20
The Johnny Depp-produced Shane MacGowan documentary is coming to Irish cinemas later this year.
Following its world premiere last week, Crock Of Gold: A Few Rounds With Shane MacGowan has been awarded the Special Jury Prize at the San Sebastián Film Festival in Spain.
The documentary, produced by Johnny Depp and directed by Julien Temple, explores Shane MacGowan's remarkable career – featuring previously unseen archive footage; specially commissioned animations; and interviews with Bono, Nick Cave, Elvis Costello, President Michael D. Higgins, Gerry Adams, and more.
Crock Of Gold is described as "a vision of the world through the eyes of the great punk poet himself and an intimate cast of close friends and family members, all channeled through Temple’s inimitable and eternally vibrant lens."
Speaking at a press conference at the film festival, Depp noted that he has "had a long, long history with Shane."
"Even before I met him, I was fascinated by his language, his ability to make these incredibly moving, powerful songs," he said, according to Variety. "He was so prolific while at the same time being on the heels of the devil.”
Wildcard Distribution will be bringing the film to Irish cinemas later this year.