Excellent drama set in the Belfast in the late 60s, during the riots and their aftermath. It’s the story of a family just like any other and its struggles during that period.

The black and white usage helps a lot with setting a dark atmosphere, the use of colour in various spots is superb, the acting is excellent, with a very good performance by ten-year-old Jude Hill, as Buddy. Jamie Dornan shows that he can be way more than a playboy-gazillionnaire and has a good act. The pair Dame Judi Dench (as Granny) and Ciarán Hinds (as Pop) is fantastic.

This movie has it all: some new actors, some well-established names, a great story, very well told, acted and directed. Excellent job by Kenneth Brannagh, who directed and wrote it, hope the movie gets as many statues as possible from their 7 well-deserved nominations, including best movie. So far, I think it’s my favourite. Six blinking popcorns.

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