Kenneth Branagh says Belfast inspired by ’20 seconds where my life changed’

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Kenneth Branagh says as a child he experienced “20 seconds where my life changed forever, when a mob came down our street”, which provided him with creative inspiration decades later.

“It turned into a riot where they smashed windows and pulled the drains up out of the street and used pieces of wrought iron,” Branagh said.

His semi-autobiographical film Belfast follows a working class protestant family during The Troubles in Northern Ireland and has already received various nominations going into the 2022 awards season.

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