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Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021
For Caitriona Balfe, being afforded the opportunity to join the cast of Belfast was “a gift from the post-lockdown gods.” She described director Kenneth Branagh’s script, based on his childhood, as a beautiful story which gave her the good fortune to act opposite the likes of Jamie...
Monday, Nov. 15, 2021
Kenneth Branagh put it directly to Judi Dench.
"He said, 'Will you play my grandmother?'" Dench recalls. "And I said yes."
In "Belfast," Branagh reconstructs a poignant and pivotal moment from his childhood. The film, which Branagh wrote and directed, is set in the North Ireland...
Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021
If you didn't know Kenneth Branagh's new film " Belfast " was based (somewhat) on his own childhood, you probably wouldn't know it by the end either. That's a good thing.
This isn't a portrait of the artist as a young man. We see a love for theater and cinema, but no nascent Shakespeare...
Sunday, Sep. 19, 2021
Director Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast, a coming-of-age tale set amid the tumult of late 1960’s Northern Ireland, won the coveted People’s Choice Award this evening (9/18) at the 46th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival. First and second runners up for the honor were,...