The 1960’s monochrome family drama Belfast helmed by Kenneth Branagh, won the people’s choice award in Toronto, the movie has opened many opportunities for itself to win an Oscar under the Best Film Category. The festival’s top honour was awarded for the film which the filmgoers voted for.
Movies like 12 Years a Slave, Green Book and Nomadland bagged the award last year and also have secured the Oscar prize.
While Belfast has been noted as Branagh’s autobiographical as it begins with his own children in Belfast.
The film first premiered at the Telluride Film Festival. Kenneth in his acceptance speech claimed that this has been “one of the most memorable experiences” of his career as per Variety
He added “That so many Canadian film lovers connected with ‘Belfast’ so profoundly was absolutely overwhelming to myself and Jamie Dornan, and we talked about it long into a memorable night of laughter and tears in your great city,”
The movie-maker mentioned movie stars like Jamie Dornan, Caitriona Balfe, Judi Dench, Ciarán Hinds, Colin Morgan, Lara McDonnell, Jude Hill, Conor MacNeill, among others. The movie is s d to drop on November 12.