Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Kenneth 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.
Caitriona Balfe, Jamie Dornan, Ciarán Hinds
- "The parts of the movie that are going to resonate the most have the pacing they need to bring up one’s own memories of listening to a grandparent’s advice, of doing something you shouldn’t have to impress someone, or working up the nerve to talk to someone you liked. Perhaps these resurfaced memories are an unintended souvenir of visiting Branagh’s BELFAST, but it’s one that may stick with moviegoers for quite some time after the credits roll."
- The Playlist
- "The film feels true in the way it must be exploring Branagh’s memories of a tumultuous and confusing time, and the way it pays tribute to a vibrant community as that community is irrevocably changed."
- "Branagh’s most personal film is imperfect, but the emotion that it builds in the final section, as the family plays out a wrenching universal drama of emigration, is searing."
- The Hollywood Reporter
- Toronto Int'l Film Festival
- Heartland Film
- Vancouver Int'l Film Festival
- Telluride Film Festival
- San Diego Int'l Film Festival
- Philadelphia Int'l Film Festival
- Chicago Int'l Film Festival
- SCAD Savannah Film Festival
- Hamburg Film Festival
- BFI London Film Festival
- Montclair Film Festival
- Rome Film Festival
- Mill Valley Film Festival
- Virginia Film Festival