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Belfast to receive the Vanguard Award at the PSIFF Gala

The film ‘Belfast’ will receive the Vanguard Award at the Palm Springs International Film Awards on January 6, 2022.

The award honors the group that distinguishes the cast and director of a film in recognition of their collective work in an outstanding film project.

(L to R) Caitriona Balfe as “Ma”, Jamie Dornan as “Pa”, Jude Hill as “Buddy” and Lewis McAskie as “Will” in director Kenneth Branagh’s release of Focus Features. Credit: Rob Youngson / Focus Feature

In a statement, Festival President Harold Matzner said, “In Belfast, Kenneth Branagh offers audiences a glimpse into his childhood in Northern Ireland during a period of conflict that began in the late 1960s. 1960. Despite the violence of the time, Branagh tells a heartwarming family story with a superb ensemble performance by Caitríona Balfe, Judi Dench, Jamie Dornan, Ciarán Hinds and Jude Hill, making it one of the most iconic. must-see movie of the year. We are honored to present the Vanguard Award to Belfast. ”

The award ceremony will be held at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

Belfast is written and directed by Kenneth Branagh. It tells a story of love, laughter, and loss in a young boy’s childhood, amid music and the social uproar of the late 1960s. The film Focus Features stars Caitríona Balfe, Judi Dench, Jamie Dornan, Ciarán Hinds, and introduce 10-year-old Jude Hill.

Director Kenneth Branagh (left) and actor Jude Hill (right) on the set of BELFAST, a version of Focus Features. Credit: Rob Youngson / Focus Feature

Previously, the Vanguard Award went to the winners of Best Picture Green Book and The Shape of Water and Best Picture nominations La La Land, Little Miss Sunshine and The Trial of the Chicago 7.

Other honorees announced earlier this year include Jane Campion (Director of the Year), Jessica Chastain (Desert Palm Award, Actress), Penélope Cruz (International Star Award, Actress) and Kristen Stewart (Spotlight Award, Actress).

The Palm Springs International Film Festival runs through January 17, 2022.

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DUSTIN JONES

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