KNEECAP film trailer released for Belfast rap trio's award-winning debut on big screen

Take a first look at Belfast rap trio KNEECAP's debut feature film.

Based on the original story of the Irish-language rap group, the film stars the band’s Mo Chara, Móglaí Bap and DJ Próvaí in their acting debuts alongside Academy Award nominated Michael Fassbender.

Set in West Belfast in 2019, it chronicles how fate brings the trio together and how they then go on to 'change the sound of Irish music forever'.

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Ahead of its UK premiere at Sundance Film Festival: London, the first trailer of the film, directed by Rich Peppiatt, has been shared online for fans.

Watch the KNEECAP trailer below...

Fans in Northern Ireland will be able to see the film for themselves in cinemas this summer as the theatrical release for KNEECAP has been announced as August 8. KNEECAP won an Audience Award at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in Utah and has been receiving rave reviews internationally. The film will also open the 2024 Galway Film Fleadh in July.

KNEECAP was produced by Trevor Birney and Jack Tarling for Fine Point Films and Mother Tongues Films, with Patrick O’Neill at Wildcard acting as Co-Producer.

Funding for the film was provided by Northern Ireland Screen, the Irish Language Broadcast Fund, Fís Éireann / Screen Ireland, the BFI (awarding National Lottery funding), Coimisiún na Meán and TG4, with backing from Great Point Media.

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