Date(s) - 10/05/2022
20:00 - 22:00

Cinema: BELFAST; Tuesday, May 10th, 20.00

A semi-autobiographical portrait of Branagh’s childhood in North Belfast, set during the ‘Troubles’ and seen through the eyes of a nine-year-old child. ‘The Troubles’ arrive suddenly on his doorstep; he struggles to understand how his street can turn into a war zone and entreats the grown-ups to explain; such simple exchanges reinforce the senselessness of the violence. His family face an impossible decision: Do they stay where they have lived all their lives, or do they move somewhere safer and start again? The final shot signals their choice in a way that hits harder than anything that has gone before. Nevertheless, the film paints a warm-hearted picture, mixing nostalgia with historical reality in a way that makes it touching, powerful and joyful – as well as technically brilliant. Its message has a more universal application than Belfast – and Branagh’s unsparing and unforgiving attitude towards Protestant bigotry makes a potent (and brave) statement.

More information available in Sheepscombe News. Please either book on the Sheepscombe web site or just come. The usual donation applies; masks are still requested and the seating will be spaced.


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