Great news on the Irish film front as writer-director John Carney’s new film Begin Again has picked up an award at the Shanghai International Film Festival, scooping the award for Best Achievement in the category of Music.

The film, which was previously title Can a Song Save Your Life?, follows the budding professional and personal relationship of a middle-aged record producer and a young singer.

Mark Ruffalo and Keira Knightley play the pair, with Adam Levine, Hailee Steinfeld, Catherine Keener, Mos Def, Cee-Lo Green, and James Corden starring.

Begin Again is out in Ireland on July 11th, but first it will feature as the opening film of the Galway Film Fleadh on July 8th.

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