Kenneth Branagh's 'Belfast' Sets Early November Theatrical Release

Kenneth Branagh's BELFAST release
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The film stars Caitriona Balfe, Judi Dench, Jamie Dornan, Ciaran Hinds and introduces 10-year-old Jude Hill.

Focus Features has set a Nov. 12 release date for Kenneth Branagh's Belfast, which will open in U.S. theaters during the heart of awards season.

Written and directed by Branagh, Belfast tells the story of one boy’s childhood during the tumult of the late 1960s in Northern Ireland, where Branagh is from. Focus Features will distribute the film in the U.S., while Universal will handle overseas duties.

Branagh has described the film as his most personal yet. "It’s about coming home – a dramatic journey of excitement, emotion and humour,” the filmmaker said in previous statement.

Belfast stars Caitriona Balfe, Judi Dench, Jamie Dornan, Ciaran Hinds and in introduces 10-year-old Jude Hill. Dornan and Balfe play a passionate working-class couple caught up in the mayhem, with Dench and Hinds as the sharp-witted grandparents.

The film is produced by Branagh, Laura Berwick, Becca Kovacik and Tamar Thomas.