It’s been gathering fantastic reviews since its world premiere last month at Telluride, Universal Pictures today release a second UK Trailer for Belfast. We all have a story to tell, and is that story of Kenneth Brangah will it be one of Oscar glory?
This film is an semi-autobiographical film based around Branagh’s own life story which will be his most personal story to date. We follow Buddy (Jude Hill) a 10-year-old boy full of hi jinks, living in the turmoil and conflict of 1960s Belfast. Shall he leave for pastures new? Love, laughter and loss will cross Buddy’s life path.
Whilst, it may be just the hyperbole in full charge when quotes of Oscars are mentioned. With the February release date Universal will have high hopes for some glory, and they have reviews to back their claim. We haven’t seen the film yet, but from reaction we would be silly to say it won’t be…
From lauded director Kenneth Branagh, and starring an acclaimed ensemble cast, Belfast is a personal and joyful story about the power of memory, set in late 1960s Northern Ireland. At the centre of the film is Buddy, a young boy on the cusp of adolescence, whose life is filled with familial love, childhood hijinks, and a blossoming romance. Yet, with his beloved hometown caught up in increasing turmoil, his family faces a momentous choice: hope the conflict will pass or leave everything they know behind for a new life.
The film cast also includes Jamie Dornan, Caitriona Balfe, Judi Dench, Ciaran Hinds, Lara McDonnell, Olive Tennant, Georgia Tennant and Colin Morgan.
Belfast will be released in the UK and Ireland from 25th February 2022.