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Belfast

classified 12A
Film

Fri 21 Jan - Thu 3 Feb

Director
Kenneth Branagh
Cast
Caitríona Balfe, Judi Dench, Jamie Dornan, Ciarán Hinds
Details
98 mins, 2021, UK
Primary language
English

Kenneth Branagh writes and directs this personal and poignant coming-of-age tale set amidst the music and social tumult of late-1960s Belfast.

It is 1969 and the imaginative young Buddy (major discovery Jude Hill) has a life filled with family, childhood hijinks and a blossoming romance. He knows every person in his street of Protestant and Catholic families, who all look out for him while his parents (Jamie Dornan and Caitríona Balfe) hustle to make ends meet. But when sectarian violence and tanks sweep through the city, Buddy's perspective on the increasing social unrest begins to give way to imaginings inspired by his love of movies.

With an outstanding supporting cast that also includes Judi Dench and Ciarán Hinds as Buddy’s beloved grandparents, shot in lustrous black and white and accompanied by a rousing Van Morrison soundtrack, Belfast is a big-hearted ode to a city, its community, and to family. Described by the Guardian in its five-star review as a "seductive piece of myth-making" and a "euphoric eulogy to his home city", it's a must for the cinema screen.

  • Screenings of Belfast on today and Wed 2 Feb are part of our Cinébites deal: get 30% off any main dish in the Café & Bar with a valid cinema ticket.

AD
Audio Description
BSL
BSL interpretation
Baby
Baby screening
Bite
Cinébites meal deal
CTBA
Certificate to be announced
D
Dubbed
DS
Descriptive Subtitling
Intro
Introductory Talk
PR Intro
Pre-recorded Intro
PR QA
Pre-recorded Q&A
PS
Partially Subtitled
QA
Q&A Session
R
Recorded
RS
Relaxed Screening
S
Subtitled
SD
25% Socially Distanced screening
Times TBC
To be confirmed