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I am Belfast

I Am Belfast
  • 2016
  • UK
  • 84 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Mark Cousins
  • Written by: Mark Cousins
  • Cast: Richard Buick, Shane McCaffrey, Helena Bereen
  • UK release: 8 April 2016

A beguiling documentary from Mark Cousins examining the city of Belfast, from its architecture and social structure to political and personal repercussions of the Northern Irish conflict. This is a film that finds beauty in the colourful blaze of a mural or the strange, lunar landscapes of towering mountains of salt, and is a dreamy love letter to Cousins' home town.

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I Am Belfast

4 Apr 20164 stars

Documentarian Mark Cousins’ beguiling latest is a love letter to his home town

Mark Cousins is the Man with a Movie Camera of our age, darting around the world gathering images, impressions and emotions and shaping them into highly personal, poetic documentaries on everything from Sergei Eisenstein in Mexico (What Is This Film…

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