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 Caitriona Balfe, 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.
Written and director Kenneth Branagh’s beautiful drama won Outstanding British Film of the Year at the BAFTAs and has been nominated for a jaw-dropping 7 Oscars including the coveted Best Picture category.
“A playful take on nostalgia, that somehow warms your heart, even as it makes your blood run cold”
The Evening Standard ★★★★★
“Highly entertaining and beautifully done without ever being innovative or challenging, finding the universal in the specific, the upbeat in dire circumstances”
“Kenneth Branagh conjures a soulful and sweet cine-memoir fro the pain of a boyhood in the Troubles”
Time Out ★★★★