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I Am Belfast

Saturday, March 12
4:15PM - 5:39PM

Alamo Ritz 2
320 E 6th St


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Creative documentary done in a style unique to Mark Cousins – a visual, poetic depiction of Belfast and its citizens, told with love and passion of someone, who has left the city many years ago but is still fascinated by it. The film personifies Belfast and portrays it as an experienced gentle, older woman (played by Helena Bereen), who has seen, and accepted it all. She leads the viewers through the changing landscape of Belfast and spins a tale of its history, while addressing philosophical questions about the nature of man and about a city as an urban phenomenon.

Section: Visions
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Year: 2015
Runtime: 84min

Director: Mark Cousins

Producer: John Archer, Chris Martin

Screenwriter: Mark Cousins

Cinematographer: Chris Doyle

Editor: Timo Langer

Production Designer: Shane Bunting

Sound Designer: Marty Harrison

Music: David Holmes

Principal Cast: Helena Bereen


Mark Cousins is an Northern Irish filmmaker, writer and curator living and working in Scotland. In the early 1990s, he became director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival. His 2004 book "The Story of Film," was published in Europe, America, China, Mexico, Brazil and Taiwan.

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