Musical Globe

Nothing Compares

Kathryn Ferguson
Screening time  
28.03. / Tuesday, 19:30 - 21:30 Theatre 1  
31.03. / Friday, 22:00 - 00:00 Theatre 1  

Nothing Compares charts Sinéad OʼConnorʼs rise to worldwide fame, and examines how she used her voice at the height of her stardom before her iconoclastic personality led to her exile from the pop mainstream. Focusing on Sinéad’s prophetic words and deeds from 1987 to 1993, the film presents an authored, richly cinematic portrait of this fearless artist through a contemporary feminist lens.

The documentary features era-defining music videos and concert performances alongside previously unseen footage from this period and a new intervju with Sinéad herself. Additional insights from contemporary artists, musicians and social commentators introduce broader themes of Irish history, politics and global activism, all the while reflecting on Sinéad’s artistry, impact and legacy.


Kathryn Ferguson

Belfast-born Kathryn Ferguson is an award-winning director whose innovative and boundary-pushing documentary work has screened globally. She studied at Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art. Kathryn’s recent film, Taking The Waters, premiered at Sheffield Doc Fest in 2018 and toured the international festival circuit. In 2021 Kathryn worked with Passion Pictures on the documentary short Space To Be for The Guardian’s highly acclaimed documentary film series. After a decade of focusing on short-form work centred on identity, gender politics and community, she has recently completed her first feature documentary, Nothing Compares.

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Nothing Compares

Great Britain, Ireland
2022, 100'

Directed by:
Kathryn Ferguson

Luke Jacobs

Edited by:
Mick Mahon

Irene Buckley, Linda Buckley

Eleanor Emptage, Michael Mallie

Festivals & Awards:

Sundance FF (2022), Docs Ireland: Audience Award (2022), Tribeca FF (2022), Hot Docs (2022), Aegean FF: Audience Award (2022), Doc Edge: Thank You for the Music Award (2022)