UK FILMMAKERS GET BACK TO WORK!
November 2020 | Screen Daily
"Filming his semi-autobiographical feature Belfast prompted an increase in cardiovascular activity for Kenneth Branagh. “Our one-way systems caused various hilarity — the steps everybody took, as measured by their devices, went up significantly,” says the filmmaker, discussing the changes needed to allow filmmaking to continue in the time of Covid-19. “You were often travelling a great deal further.”
Telling the story of a boy growing up in the tumult of late 1960s Northern Ireland, Belfast is a film Branagh had wanted to make for “the last 10 or 15 years”. He suddenly had the time and headspace to write his passion project having completed the majority of post-production on his second Agatha Christie adaptation, Death On The Nile for 20th Century Studios, by the time the UK lockdown began in March.
“It had the impetus and energy to move to production with speed that some projects are just born with,” says Branagh."
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