Phil Lynott: Songs for While I'm Away

In partnership with Irish Film London
Dir: Emer Reynolds
Ireland / 2020 / 112mins

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Tracing the life and music of legendary Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott, Songs for While I'm Away tells the story of how a young black boy from working class 1950's Dublin became Ireland's Greatest Rock Star.

Told extensively through his own words, and focusing on some of his most iconic songs, Emer Reynolds' searching film gets to the heart of Philip: the father, the husband, the friend, the son, the rock icon, the poet, the dreamer.


Part of “The Irish for Hope”; a series of screenings from Irish Film London made possible with funding from Film Feels Hopeful, a UK-wide cinema season, supported by the National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network. Explore all films and events at