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At Where Are We Now? filmmaker Mark Cousins presents and discusses the stunning I Am Belfast, an abstract exploration of his home city, featuring a 10,000-year-old protagonist, and which details and confronts Belfast’s troubled past and present. For this documentary (an official selection at SXSW, Glasgow, Belfast, London, Adelaide and more) Mark enlisted cinematographer Christopher Doyle (In The Mood For Love) – “a dreamlike evocation of Belfast, beautifully shot by Christopher Doyle and accompanied by a powerful soundtrack from DJ and film composer David Holmes”.

A complex and heartfelt evocation of a divided city
Sophie Monks Kaufman, Little White Lies ★★★★

Cousins’ approach summons a portrait of great colour, complexity and originality
Kevin Harley, Total Film ★★★★

A fine achievement” Trevor Johnston, Sight & Sound “Cousins has reclaimed the audience’s gaze to reveal a city with a bright future
Patrick Gamble, Cine Vue ★★★★

Mark Cousins is arguably one of the best film essayists of our time.
Rachel Bowles, The Skinny ★★★★

I Am Belfast will be subtitled and the panel event following the film will be BSL interpreted.

Please book your ticket as normal and then email access@hull2017.co.uk or ring 01482302017 to reserve a seat with a clear view of the interpreter.

Northern Irish filmmaker, savant and pioneer, Mark Cousins has screened all over the world; is a former director of Edinburgh International Film Festival; was recently awarded The Stanley Kubrick Award for The Story of Film: An Odyssey; and had Mogwai write and record an album / live score for his piece, Atomic.


Where Are We Now? will be a summer festival like no other: a gathering of time-served trouble-makers, spoken word rebels, artistic mavericks and leftfield music pioneers. We’ll be converging on the city of Hull to ask of today’s counter-culture the soaring, searching question with which David Bowie kissed us goodbye.


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