“Belfast,” April 14, 2022 (2021), DVD. Kenneth Branagh wrote and directed this award-winning memoir. His Buddy – an excellent child-actor, Jude Hill — is growing up Protestant in a mixed neighborhood in Belfast in 1969 and times are heating up as sectarian gangs riot and rage. Dad’s (Jaime Dornan) off working in England, Mom’s (Caiatriona Balfe) struggling with their debts, and militant Protestants are gearing up for the Troubles to come. It’s tough all-‘round in Belfast. Catholic mobilization will come as well, but this focuses on the family’s crisis about whether to stay or go as sectarianism and violence spin out of control. All the while, Buddy and his friends are also trying to live parts of the ‘normal’ lives of kids. An excellent Irish cast joined by Judi Dench in the role of tough and wise grandmother. This was, for some, a treat. I found it a bit too sentimental, even as I enjoyed the story and the acting. It would have even been more sentimental had the alternate ending been used.