- Jamie Dornan, Judi Dench, Ciaran Hinds
- January 21st 2022
- Kenneth Branagh
The film is told from the perspective of Buddy, a nine-year-old boy from a working class Protestant family in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Kenneth Branagh’s latest film Belfast has been racking up the awards and nominations this season, and now, you can find out if it deserves all this acclaim.
The black-and-white semi-autobiographical film is told through the eyes of nine-year-old Buddy (Jude Hill), who comes from a working-class Protestant family in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
They get caught up in The Troubles conflict when it commences in the late ’60s and the film opens with a group of Protestants staging a riot on their street in a bid to drive the Catholics out.
Pa (Jamie Dornan), who works as a joiner in England, wants the family to move to Australia or Canada to escape the violence but Ma (Caitriona Balfe) is reluctant about leaving their home.
A common misconception about Belfast is that it’s a bleak, self-serious, and overlong film but it’s funnier, more light-hearted and shorter than it looks in promotional materials.
The Troubles conflict serves...