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Belfast – IFI@Belltable

Belfast | Kenneth Branagh | 98 mins | UK | 2021 | Digital


Belfast, Kenneth Branagh’s cinematic paean to the city of his birth is a bittersweet, but irresistibly charming, child’s-eye view of growing up at a time when the tension and violence of the Troubles were beginning to exert an increasing hold over everyday life in Northern Ireland. Nine-year-old Buddy (a winning turn from newcomer Buddy Hill) is the youngest of a Protestant family living in a mixed community in north Belfast.

Belfast – IFI@Belltable


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Ma (Caitriona Balfe) is the family linchpin while Pa (Jamie Dornan) both supports them and pays off debt by working in England, and grandparents Judi Dench and Ciarán Hinds occupy a central role in the boy’s life. As sides become entrenched, the family is drawn into situations against its will, forcing difficult decisions. Like Alfonso Cuarón’s similarly luminous Roma (2018), this is a moving love letter to a particular time and place.


Accessible Cinema: Belltable are committed to providing access for all and are delighted to announce that we will be providing open captioning for the 5pm screenings every Monday, where possible, from January 10th 2022. Open Captioned (OC) symbols on screenings on the Lime Tree Theatre website and printed programme will denote what films will have this capability. IFI cannot control what films are available with open captions but will always offer this capability when it is available from the distributor. 

Open captions appear on the screen including dialogue and sound effects. Lime Tree Theatre | Belltable strive to be more inclusive, our hope in 2022 is to give all cinema lovers an opportunity to enjoy our IFI programme. For more information on accessible screenings please contact 



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