30 May 2016 15:30 » 30 May 2016 18:00
Queen's Film Theatre, Belfast
Part of the Shakespeare on Film programme, in the midst of the Hundred Years' War in 1415, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France.
Kenneth Branagh’s directorial debut, in which he also stars, this rousing, gritty and highly acclaimed adaptation of Shakespeare’s History Play replaces the patriotic zeal of Laurence Olivier‘s famed 1944 version with a more sombre and brooding manner reflecting the brutality and futility of war. A remarkable achievement in cinema and in presenting the work of the Bard on the big screen.