Critics have raved and awards have been awarded – likely with more to come. It’s Kenneth Branagh’s drama Belfast, and a new look at it has arrived while we await its Australian release.

Here’s what the synopsis-writing people have to say: “Belfast is a personal and joyful story about the power of memory, set in late 1960s Northern Ireland. At the centre of the film is Buddy, a young boy on the cusp of adolescence, whose life is filled with familial love, childhood hijinks, and a blossoming romance. Yet, with his beloved hometown caught up in increasing turmoil, his family faces a momentous choice: hope the conflict will pass or leave everything they know behind for a new life.”

Jamie Dornan, Caitriona Balfe, Judi Dench, Ciarán Hinds and youngster Jude Hill all star.

Belfast arrives in Australian cinemas on February 3. Here’s the latest trailer: