Here is an exclusive clip from Belfast: Kenneth Branagh’s film, starring Jamie Dornan, was released in theaters on Thursday 24 February.
Belfastof which we present one video clips exclusively, is the new film by Kenneth Branagh, shot in black and white and with Jamie Dornan: the film, nominated for 7 Oscars, was presented at the Rome Film Fest. Distributed by Universal Pictures, Belfast is in cinemas from Thursday 24 February.
In the clip, which you can see above, little Buddy collects flowers to offer them to a class campaign at the school exit. .
The story of the film is set in Northern Ireland in the late 1960s. It is the period preceding the conflict that will rock the country for decades. Against the backdrop of these events, Buddy is nine years old and lives in Belfast with his parents and grandparents. His family belongs to the working class, but the boy frequents every part of his city, from the suburbs to the central ones. His days pass mainly in the cinema or in front of the TV, watching American programs and films with curiosity, dreaming of going overseas. But around him the situation is about to deteriorate. Attacks and riots have begun to devastate the capital; the conflict between Catholics and Protestants is growing, and the civil war appears ever closer. While his father works in England and his mother tries to keep the family together, Buddy will try to find heroes who, like the protagonists of his favorite films, can come to save their crumbling world.
Belfast is an intimate journey into the past and history of its director, Kenneth Branagh. The protagonists of the film are Jamie Dornan, Judi Dench, Caitríona Balfe, Ciarán Hinds, Colin Morgan and Jude Hill in the role of Buddy. The script is signed by Branagh himself.
The film, presented at the Rome Film Fest and Alice nella città, won the 2022 Golden Globe for Best Screenplay. Belfast is nominated for 7 Cscar Awards including: Best Picture, Best Director Kenneth Branagh, Best Supporting Actor to Ciarán Hinds, Best Supporting Actress to Judi Dench and Best Original Screenplay to Kenneth Branagh.
With nominations for Best Picture, of which he is a producer, and for Original Screenplay, Kenneth Branagh is the first person to be nominated in seven individual Oscar categories.
Belfast is in theaters February 24 thanks to Universal Pictures.