Archive of films Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan / Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan

United Kingdom / Ireland
2020, 124 min

Section: Horizons
Year: 2021

Irish music icon Shane MacGowan is the protagonist of the new film from Julien Temple, who conveys to the viewer the musician's take on the world and his quirky humour, and reveals something of the inward sensitivity of this punk poet. Spotlighting the frontman of the legendary band The Pogues, Crock of Gold was coproduced by MacGowan’s friend of many years, Johnny Depp, who also makes an appearance in the film.


Synopsis

Respected music documentarist Julien Temple chose as his protagonist the Irish music icon Shane MacGowan, noting that filming him was akin to flying through a radioactive rainbow, at whose end there is an inner “crock of gold” waiting to be discovered. Reminiscences with MacGowan’s family and friends highlight the significance of Irish history and traditional Irish music for MacGowan’s work and convey to the viewer his take on the world and his quirky humour. They also reveal something of the inward sensitivity of a punk poet for whom alcohol became a lifelong companion. Spotlighting the frontman of the legendary band The Pogues, Crock of Gold was coproduced by MacGowan’s friend of many years, Johnny Depp, who also makes an appearance in the film.

Lenka Tyrpáková

About the director

Julien Temple (1953, London). Selected filmography: Bullet (1996), Requiem for Detroit (2010, doc.), Pandaemonium (2000), There’ll Always Be an England, (2008, doc.), Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan (2020, doc.).

Contacts

HanWay Films
8 Basing Street, W11 1ET, London
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 207 290 0750
E-mail: [email protected]
www: www.hanwayfilms.com

About the film

Color, Black & White, DCP

Section: Horizons
   
Director: Julien Temple
Dir. of Photography: Steve Organ
Music: Jocelyn Campbell, JC Carroll
Editor: Caroline Richards
Art Director: Abi Ford
Producer: Julien Temple, Stephen Malit, Johnny Depp, Stephen Deuters
Production: Nitrate Film, Infinitum Nihil
Sales: HanWay Films

Guests

Julien Temple

Film Director

Johnny Depp

Actor / Producer / Musician


Stephen Deuters

Producer

Victoria Clarke


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