Wednesday 26 June 2019
10.00 am, 2.30 pm, 5.00 pm and 7.15 pm
Directed by Kenneth Branagh
UK Historical drama
101 mins M
The year is 1613. Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age, but disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground. Devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family. Haunted by the death of his only son Hamnet, he struggles to mend the broken relationships with his wife and daughters. In so doing, he is ruthlessly forced to examine his own failings as husband and father. His very personal search for the truth uncovers secrets and lies within a family at war.
Written by Ben Elton, All is True is beautifully photographed by Zac Nicholson, using only natural light and candlelight for the interior shots.
“All Is True is just what you would want for a Shakespeare biopic directed by Kenneth Branagh – it’s touching and impeccably well-acted, with great turns from the director and on-screen wife Judi Dench.” Lewis Knight, Daily Mirror (UK).
“This is an intelligently-scripted, beautifully evoked speculation, a modest drama played out in a minor key.” – David Stratton, The Australian
“Between them, Branagh and Elton have concocted a respectful story of loss, regret and wistful genius.” – Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times