2021 (PG-13) 97 min. Ireland/UK
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Cast: Judi Dench, Jamie Dornan, Ciarán Hinds, Jude Hill
BELFAST is a movie straight from Branagh’s own experience. A nine-year-old boy must chart a path towards adulthood through a world that has suddenly turned upside down. His stable and loving community and everything he thought he understood about life is changed forever, but joy, laughter, music and the formative magic of the movies remain. The film is a poignant recollection of one boy’s childhood amid the social tumult of the late 1960s in Ireland. Our memories make us. No matter how far you go, you never forget where you came from.
“The film, with a soundtrack of mostly familiar but appropriate Van Morrison songs, is clearly a labour of love, and the final scenes are immensely moving.” – David Stratton, THE AUSTRALIAN
“After the past year and a half, watching BELFAST in a cinema is a healing experience, one that brings us all closer together in a way that only cinema can. You won’t want the film to end.” – Dan Bayer, NEXT BEST PICTURE
“I loved it.” – Charlotte O’Sullivan, LONDON EVENING STANDARD