"Kneecap," which will be released in cinemas in Ireland on August 8, will open the Sundance Film Festival: London tonight, June 6.

Kneecap confirmed on social media that their eponymous film will arrive in cinemas in Ireland on August 8, followed by cinemas in Scotland, Wales, and England on August 23.

The Belfast-based group said they'll be announcing when the film will arrive in international cinemas, including the US, soon enough.

However, the staunchly pro-Palestinian group is adamant that their film will not be screened in Israel.


“Every word of Irish spoken… is a bullet for Irish freedom” 💥

🎥 Coming to your local cinema across Ireland, Scotland, Wales & England 👇

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Meanwhile, the "Kneecap" film will make its UK debut tonight, June 6, at the Sundance Film Festival: London.

Director Rich Peppiatt will be in attendance at the UK premiere on Thursday along with the members of Kneecap, and cast members Michael Fassbender, Jessica Reynolds, Fionnuala Flaherty, and Josie Walker.

Based on the origin story of the riotous and ground-breaking Irish-language rap trio Kneecap, the film stars bandmembers Mo Chara, Móglaí Bap, and DJ Próvaí in their acting debuts.

Set in west Belfast in 2019, the film chronicles how fate brings the trio together and how they then go on to “change the sound of Irish music forever."

The UK premiere follows the movie's successful turn at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in Utah earlier this year where it picked up an Audience Award. Heading into the festival, "Kneecap" had the dual distinction of being the first Irish language film to be selected for Sundance, as well as the first non-US film to ever be selected for the festival’s NEXT section.

Annoucning the film's arrival in Irish cinemas, Patrick O’Neill of Dublin-based Wildcard Distribution said: “We can’t wait for everyone to experience this once in a generation Irish film this summer.

"'Kneecap' has been universally loved by audiences all over the world and We are so excited to bring it home to the 32 counties of Ireland. Seo Linn!”

The movie 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.

"Kneecap" will have its Irish premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh on July 9.

You can check out the trailer for "Kneecap" here: