After winning the hearts of the public and critics on the international circuit, ‘Belfast’new film directed by Kenneth Branaghfinally reached national cinemas.
The film, up for seven Oscars, is a lighthearted, personal story about the power of memory, set in late 1960s Northern Ireland. At the center of the film is Buddy, a boy on the cusp of adolescence whose life is filled with family love, childhood fun and budding romance. However, with their beloved hometown embroiled in mounting turmoil, her family faces an important choice: wait for the conflict to pass or leave everything they know behind for a new life.
The cast is made up of Jamie Dornan, Caitriona Balfe, Judi Dench, Ciarán Hinds e Jude Hillwhich received numerous praise from experts.
To celebrate its debut in Brazil, we have prepared a short list with some backstage triviawhich you can check below:
- The film is based on real events from Branagh’s childhood.
- To capture moments of spontaneity, Branagh secretly placed cameras recording during Hill’s rehearsals, who plays the protagonist. Several scenes in the final cut came from these rehearsals.
- Several members of the production were, in fact, born in Belfast, including Branagh, Dorman, Hinds and Josie Walker.
- This is the sixth collaboration between Branagh and Dench. His other projects include ‘Murder on the Orient Express’, ‘Hamlet’, ‘Henrique V’ e ‘Seven Days with Marilyn’.
- The film’s original soundtrack features more than ten songs composed by Van Morrisonnative of Belfast – who even competes for the category of best original song with “Down To Joy”.
- This is the first film also signed by Branagh since ‘A Magic Flute’from 2006.
- ‘Belfast’ was one of the first films to screen at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which opened to the public in September 2021 in Los Angeles.
- One of the gifts Buddy gets for Christmas is a copy of the novel. ‘Halloween’s Night’by the iconic novelist Agatha Christie and starring detective Hercule Poirot. Branagh has directed two other Christie adaptations, the aforementioned ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ and the recent ‘Death on the Nile’.
- This was Hill’s official debut in a feature film. The child actor even received the “presenting” credit in the film.