I Am Belfast (2015, UK, Dir: Mark Cousins, 84 mins, 15)

I Am Belfast

Stars: Helena Bereen, Richard Buick, Felicity McKee, Shane McCaffrey

Belfast is not just a place, but also reimagined as a 10,000-year-old woman in a psycho-geographical journey that challenges our perceptions about this complex city. Cousins – born in the city himself – challenges us to see beauty in the unexpected as we follow the motherly Belfast, who surveys the history, streets and people with compassion but not judgement. 

This uplifting and thought-provoking study is set to a beautiful score by another Belfast native, David Holmes. 

Review and discussion (Variety): here and

Trailer (via YouTube): here

I Am Belfast

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 26 May 2016
Starts at 2:30PM and 7:30PM (The 2:30pm screening is subtitled for people with a hearing loss).
Ticket Price: £6.50 – £8.00