Focus Features dropped the first trailer for their upcoming drama which could be a legitimate player come awards season. “Belfast” is written and directed by Kenneth Branagh who calls this the “most personal” film is his career. It had its world premiere yesterday at the Telluride Film Festival and now sets its eyes on a November theater release. Judging by the first trailer, we may have something pretty special to look forward to.
“Belfast” is set in Northern Ireland during the tumultuous late-1960s. It follows a young boy named Buddy (Jude Hill) who watches the unrest in his city unfold before his eyes. Meanwhile his parents (played by Jamie Dornan and Caitríona Balfe) must decide whether to leave Belfast or stay as the violence and chaos festers. The film also stars Judy Dench, Ciarán Hinds and Lara McDonnell. The trailer is full of sparkling images and has an emotional tug that I wasn’t expecting. I’m really excited for this and it will be interesting to see if Branagh has an Oscar contender on his hands.
“Belfest” lands in theaters November 12th. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.
This looks really good. Yeah, I’m getting Roma & Cold War vibes in this but there’s nothing wrong with that. At least Branagh is making something that is personal as I see all of those studio projects definitely did something for him. I might check it out.
I’m really excited for this one. It looks like Branagh is really pouring himself into this one. Hope it is as good as it looks.
Yes will be seeing it.
Looks really good doesn’t it?
Yes! Glad Jamie Dornan is getting a role like this. He’s more than just a pretty face.
He needs a good solid role like this. I’m really excited for it. The first festival reactions have been really positive.
Yes this will have to be done. Glad Branagh has given up playing Russian baddies (badly) and gone back to what he does best. Looks great.
Pleeeeease don’t tell me you’re referring to TENET. You wouldn’t do that…would you?
I’m intrigued but Jamie Dornan is so bad in everything. That gives me pause.
I know what you mean. But I’m hearing good things about him. Fingers crossed.
Cannot wait to see this!!!!
Me either. HIGH on my must-see list.