The history of a contested city is told with heart-warming humanity as Belfast is embodied in a wise and wonderful 10,000-year-old woman. Beautifully photographed by Wong Kar-Wai’s cinematographer Christopher Doyle, Cousins’ 'I Am Belfast' is inspired by Soviet cinema, Patrick Keiller and Terence Davies, and boasts a dramatic soundtrack from Belfast-born DJ and composer David Holmes.
'I Am Belfast' is both political and romantic, not drama and not quite documentary. Offering a new and passionate portrayal of this inspirational city, it reminds us all how deeply the essence of our home towns can remain within us, even when we have left them and they how they continue to change in our absence.
✮✮✮✮ "A wonderfully particular and eccentric affair" - Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent