To celebrate the release of Belfast, the critically acclaimed new film from Sir Kenneth Branagh, we had the pleasure once again to be in the company of stars Jude Hill and Ciarán Hinds to chat about it. We reviewed the film last year, and you can read our glowing review here.
Belfast is a movie straight from Branagh’s own experience. A 9-year-old boy must chart his path towards adulthood through a world that has suddenly turned upside down during the Northern Ireland conflict of the late 1960s. 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. Also starring Caitríona Balfe, Judi Dench, Jamie Dornan, Ciarán Hinds, Colin Morgan and Jude Hill.
Chatting to Hill and Hinds, we spoke about working with Kenneth Branagh, the humanity and truth at the heart of the story, working with the incredible ensemble, and spending months together promoting the film. We also, of course, spoke about Branagh’s obvious love of football, a pastime shared by the duo.
Our chat with Hill and Hinds is here:
You can also watch our interviews with Branagh, Judi Dench, Jamie Dornan, and Caitriona Balfe from the film’s premiere at last year’s London Film Festival below:
Belfast opens in UK cinemas on January 21st.