Unlimited Secret Screening 14: discover the movie and the reactions to it

Our 14th Unlimited Secret Screening was held on Wednesday 5th January. So, what was the movie, and how did it go down with Unlimited members?

We're delighted to announce that the film was Kenneth Branagh's Belfast, the critically acclaimed coming of age story that is already being touted as an Oscar frontrunner. Screen newcomer Jude Hill enters the ranks of all-time-great child performances with his role as Buddy, the innocent and vivacious youngster growing up amidst the Troubles in 1970s Belfast.

Jamie Dornan and Caitriona Balfe play Buddy's devoted parents who must reckon with the possibility of leaving their beloved city for a new life. Stage and screen legends Judi Dench and Ciaran Hinds provide ample gravitas as Buddy's bantering grandparents, while Belfast boy Van Morrison provides the soundtrack. Shot in lustrous black and white with an eye towards childhood innocence and resilience, Belfast has been lauded for its personal vision and sense of compassion.


We've rounded up a few of the reactions to Belfast, and people are magnanimous in their praise for Branagh's direction, the performances and the film's emotional impact.














If those responses have you excited, then mark down Belfast's release date. It hits Cineworld screens on 21st January 2022. If you attended last night's Secret Screening, please do tweet us your reactions @Cineworld and using #SecretScreening.

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