Belfast
3 Feb 2022
Genre:
Drama
Duration:
1 hours 38 minutes
Age restriction:
M ( Offensive language)
Director:
Kenneth Branagh
Actors:
Jamie Dornan,
Caitriona Balfe,
Lara McDonnell,
Ciarán Hinds,
Jude Hill,
Judi Dench,
Belfast

1 hours 38 minutes | Rated M ( Offensive language)

Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Branagh, BELFAST is a poignant story of love, laughter and loss in one boy’s childhood, amid the music and social tumult of the late 1960s. The cast stars Golden Globe nominee Caitriona Balfe, Academy Award® winner Judi Dench, Jamie Dornan, Ciaran Hinds, and introduces 10 year old Jude Hill. Dornan and Balfe play a passionate working-class couple caught up in the mayhem, with Dench and Hinds as sharp-witted grandparents. The film is produced by Branagh, Laura Berwick, Becca Kovacik and Tamar Thomas.

Reviews:

…both grand and intimate, gooey sweet and shockingly violent, life-affirming and cynical. Us Weekly

‘Belfast’ is not just a movie photographed in black and white, but a story told that way – the Troubles as coming-of-age narrative, a thing happening in the background while a young boy reckons with bickering parents and how to talk to girls. Crooked Marquee

One could fault Branagh, one supposes, for not painting a grimmer, more naturalistic portrait of his problematic birthplace, but his mission is not to recreate childhood as history, but rather as a highly selective source of one’s artistic inspiration. America Magazine

The director had a vision, it’s shot well, and after a while you don’t even notice it’s a black and white film with the way it pulls you in… WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH)

Gorgeously shot (Haris Zambarloukos) B&W footage, with exquisite lighting and ample portrait-like closeups, makes this memoir eye-catching and enchanting. National Newspaper Publishers Association

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