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Belfast: The Movie

Hey, you!

I had a very lovely day with friends yesterday. 🥰 🥰

Considering what's happening in the world right now, it's hard to type these words, but more than ever it's necessary to enjoy the present. This is a life lesson I've had to learn with the pandemic, but the current conflict is that electric shock that tells us that there's always gonna be something. And that there is no perfect time "to live" but now.

Anyways ....

I made plans with friends from my book club to go watch the movie Belfast yesterday. The Husband wanted to drop me off at the city center on his way to work so I was an hour early! Hahaha It wasn't so bad though, because I took the time to work and tie up loose ends. It wasn't bad, but the coffee there sure was! Sorry but ughhhh! 🥴🥴 And I was super disappointed because they didn't have salty popcorn! WHAT?!?

Fun fact: I had never had sweet popcorn until I started living in France. Sorry, but I still prefer the salty ones. In the Philippines, we even have some with cheese powder. That's so good!!

So, let's now go down to business. Did I like the movie? I loved it! ❤️❤️

Belfast is a semi-autobiographical film loosely inspired by the director Kenneth Branagh's childhood. It is the story of a working class protestant family living in Belfast in the late '60s. The narrative is told through the eyes of a 10-year old boy living in a very hostile period.

I was into the movie from the very first minute - letting myself be transported to their time. Honestly, I didn't feel the two hours pass. It is sentimental with a touch of humour just when it needs it to be. I found the character close-ups in some scenes very interesting. I wasn't left to tears by the end, but I had lingering feelings. I, myself, left my hometown with my family in hope to offer my daughter a better future so that last scene hit hard.

Do you plan on watching Belfast? If you already have, what did you think?

xoxo Elodie

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