Director: Kenneth Branagh Run Time: 97 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 2021
Starring: Caitriona Balfe, Ciarán Hinds, Jamie Dornan, Judi Dench, Lara McDonnell
Country: United Kingdom
About the film:
Winner of the People’s Choice Award at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival. A story of love, laughter and loss through the eyes of a young boy amid the music and social tumult of the late 1960s, the height of the violent conflicts between Protestants and Catholics in Northern Ireland.
Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast received 7 nominations at the 94th Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, and won for Best Original Screenplay.
“a fitting film for our times, with a bigheartedness that is the antidote to all the division and antipathy taking place in a plague-stricken world”
—Brent Lang for Variety
About the filmmaker:
Renowned storyteller Kenneth Branagh was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He trained at London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company. He has directed and starred in his own critically acclaimed and accessible film adaptations, including Henry V, Much Ado About Nothing, and Hamlet, as well as Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. His many other credits as director include Sleuth, Thor, and Cinderella. His films have screened at Venice, Toronto, Cannes, and other festivals around the world, and he has received five Academy Award nominations across five different categories.
Branagh’s most personal film, Belfast, is a story he has wanted to tell for 50 years. Read more from the filmmaker here.Learn more about ICYMI See our upcoming films