Kenneth Branagh’s semi-autobiographical new film Belfast It was awarded the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival on 18 September. Nine of the last 10 winners earned Best Picture nominations at the Oscars, including previous years. nomadic. Branagh thanked the Canadian audience in his acceptance speech. He and his cast share how they felt connected to the story Belfast.
What Is Kenneth Branagh’s ‘Belfast’?
Belfast The story of a young Irish boy (Jude Hill), his parents (Jamie Dornan and Caitriona Balfe), and grandparents (Dame Judi Dench and Ciaran Hinds) who live in the North in the late 1960s as Protestants and Catholics. were caught in the middle of the middle of the conflict. Capital city of Ireland.
Belfast Branagh and was inspired by his childhood growing up in the city. He filmed the film in black and white during the coronavirus (COVID-19). Belfast native singer-songwriter Sir George Evan Morrison wrote a new song for the film, using eight of his classic songs. Belfast Not counting stage performances, it is the sixth theatrical collaboration between Branagh and Dench.
Kenneth Branagh thanks Canadian film audience for top prize
“Our first performance Belfast It was one of the most memorable experiences of my entire career at TIFF,” Branagh said, Diversity. “So many Canadian film lovers joined Belfast Too deep for me and Jamie Dornan, and we talked about it in a memorable night of laughter and tears in your great city. “
“Thanks to Focus Features and Universal for making this happen; they have been incredible partners,” Branagh continued. “Thanks to the Irish name Cameron Bailey, if ever there was anyone, for hosting us with such kindness and sensitivity that went through the entire team in that wonderful city, from projectionists to volunteers.”
Kenneth Branagh’s inspiration for ‘Belfast’
It turned out to be in lockdown during a pandemic inspired filmmaker Kenneth Branagh to produce a story based on his experience growing up in Northern Ireland. “It feels like bringing to the surface something I was thinking about 50 years ago about the events of this story,” he said. Diversity.
“A lockdown that went from a very stable, happy, settled life where a working-class family in an alleyway, a part of town, your neighbourhood…and, in a single day, literally the ground beneath your feet. Everything turned upside down. , and all that uncertainty that ignited after [this story]“I think that’s when our own experience of lockdown began,” Branagh said.
Recreating the street, Branagh grew up, was like stepping back in time. “Within about five minutes on any given day, I’ve felt absolutely like I was back in 1969 and back in a certain part of Belfast.”
Jamie Dornan and Caitriona Balfe on the ‘Belfast’ influence
Jamie Dornan’s family still lives in Belfast. “I thought I knew Pa; I knew such men,” he said. “My father was one such man; before that his father was such a man. Even before the conflict began, the people of Belfast There’s something about it; they’ve always been against it. It’s never been a particularly easy place to live. Since the 1920s, basically, there’s a certain division that causes friction.”
Caitriona Balfe found the story’s emotional connection with her childhood, which she shared with EW. “It’s so heartwarming; I got emotional reading it,” she said. “As I spoke to her for the first time, Mom just felt so familiar to me. You can’t help but think about your childhood, your mother. It touched me.”
Belfast Opens in theaters on November 12.
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