Director: Kenneth Branagh
Starring: Jamie Dornan, Caitriona Balfe, Jude Hill, Ciarán Hinds, Judi Dench
Kenneth Branagh’s work as a director ranges from Shakespeare to Marvel to Cinderella. Now he’s making his most personal film to date with Belfast. Branagh heads back to the place he was born with Belfast to showcase a tumultuous time in 1969. Up and coming young actor Jude Hill plays nine-year-old Buddy who loves to frolic in the streets, watch westerns on TV, and is enraptured every time he goes to the movie theater. That happy time is interrupted when chaos erupts in the streets in a battle between the Catholics and the Protestants. It becomes a struggling time for Buddy and his brother as their parents, played by Jamie Dornan and Catriona Balfe, attempt to keep their kids safe all while trying to make ends meet.
Here’s my review
And check out my interviews with Kenneth Branagh, Ciarán Hinds, and Jude Hill