“Written and directed by Kenneth Branagh, the semi-autobiographical story follows a young boy named Buddy and his working-class family as they struggle to navigate life in a community that’s destabilising around them.
But Belfast isn’t all about escalating tension, it’s about humanity during times of turmoil. There are moments of joy, acts of bravery, and journeys of self-discovery in an inspiring story evocative of Life Is Beautiful, Billy Elliot, and Jojo Rabbit. The bleakness of sixties Belfast is contrasted by a beautiful black and white aesthetic and a soundtrack that’s a treat for the ears too.”
Follow this link to read the rest of my preview of Belfast for Onscreen Magazine.