The first look image from Kenneth Branagh's upcoming film Belfast, starring Jamie Dornan and Caitriona Balfe, has been released.

Northern Irish writer-director Branagh's semi-autobiographical drama also stars Judi Dench, Ciarán Hinds and newcomer Jude Hill.

It is set to receive its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

The festival's official Twitter tweeted a black and white photo of the Fifty Shades of Grey and Outlander stars enjoying a dance.

Belfast is billed as "the humorous, tender and intensely personal story of one boy's childhood during the tumult of the late 1960s".

Balfe and Dornan play the boy's "glamorous, working-class" parents, with Dench and Hinds playing his grandparents.

"Belfast is my most personal film," said Belfast-born Branagh, who has also produced the drama.

"It's about coming home - a dramatic journey of excitement, emotion and humour."

Focus Features, part of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG), will distribute Belfast in the US, with Universal Pictures International distributing for the rest of the world.

Focus Features Chairman Peter Kujawski added: "Highly personal and passionate, Belfast is a heart-warming piece that is bursting with life, and we look forward to sharing it with audiences worldwide."

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