C to LLVM IR in python

Hi,

I am currently trying to convert C to LLVM IR in python. Till now, I have achieved the task by calling clang in python, but I would like to find something that can allow me to take a file in python and turn it to LLVM IR. I looked at some tools online, such as pycparser and llvmcpy, but it seems like the tool ends at generating the AST but not the IR. Can anyone suggest other tools that I can use ? And if you succeed in using the aforementioned tools to generate IR, can you share such insights with me?

Thanks!
Brenda