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A new clip has been released showing behind-the-scenes footage of the stars of Kenneth Branagh's Oscar-winning Belfast, to mark its release on digital, Blu-ray and DVD.

The release comes packed with all-new bonus content including a heart-warming alternate ending featuring Kenneth Branagh, deleted scenes, and featurettes about Branagh’s brilliant vision, the characters, and spectacular filming locations,.

It also includes plus personal childhood memories from the cast drawing audiences deeper into the authentic story about the power of family and community.

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In the clip above, writer and director Kenneth Branagh, Catriona Balfe who plays Ma and Dame Judi Dench who plays granny discuss the characteristics of Irish women from the tough love to the quick to laugh and loving nature they have and how Ma and Granny in the film were personal remembrances of Branagh’s own family.

Last month, Branagh won the best original screenplay Oscar for the film, based on his childhood.

Collecting the statue, he said: “This is an enormous honour for my family and a great tribute to an amazing city and fantastic people.”

He added: “This story is the search for joy and hope in the fact of violence and loss. We lost some people along the way.”

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He continued: “We miss them, we love them and we will never forget them and we we will never forget all of those lost in the heartbreaking, heart-warming human story of that amazing city of Belfast on the fabulous island of Ireland. This means a lot.”

The film is released on digital on April 11, followed by Blu-ray and DVD release on April 25.

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