I AM BELFAST
UK, 2015, 84’
Hopscotch Films, Canderblink Film
Director: Mark Cousins
SELECTIONS AND AWARDS
Karlovy Vary IFF (2015)
BFI London Film Festival (2015)
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. Themes brought up in the film range from the landscapes surrounding the city, its changing architecture and social structure to the political and personal repercussions of the Northern Irish conflict.
BIOGRAPHY OF DIRECTOR
Mark Cousins is a Northern Irish filmmaker, writer, and curator living and working in Scotland. In the early 1990s he became director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Cousins adapted his book The Story of Film into a 930-minute film. Michael Moore gave it the Stanley Kubrick Award at his Traverse City Film Festival. It won a Peabody Award in 2014. His film A Story of Children and Film was in the Official Selection in Cannes.
2014 – 6 Desires: DH Lawrence and Sardinia
2013 – Here Be Dragons (Documentary)
2011 – The Story of Film: An Odyssey
2009 – The First Movie
2008 – The New Ten Commandments