Academy Award Winner: Best Original Screenplay
Written and directed by Kenneth Branagh, BELFAST is a poignant story of love, laughter and loss in one boy’s childhood, amid the music and social tumult of the late 1960s and a movie straight from Branagh’s own experience. BELFAST is a movie straight from Branagh’s own experience. A nine-year-old boy must chart a path towards adulthood through a world that has suddenly turned upside down. His stable and loving community and everything he thought he understood about life is changed forever but joy, laughter, music and the formative magic of the movies remain.
“For its frequently painful contours, there's an abundance of pleasures to be had in BELFAST, Kenneth Branagh's irresistible memoir about growing up amid the Troubles in Northern Ireland.” —Ann Hornaday, Washington Post