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All is True
DIRECTOR Kenneth Branagh
CAST Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Kathryn Wilder
Kenneth Branagh and Judi Dench star in this gentle film about Shakespeare’s retirement to his family in Stratford-on-Avon.
This sweet-natured film imagines the retirement of Shakespeare as the great writer (Kenneth Branagh) returns to Stratford-on-Avon after the Globe Theatre burns down. Haunted by the death of his son Hamnet, he struggles to mend the broken relationships with his wife (Judi Dench) and daughters. Written by Ben Elton, this is a gentle, melancholic film which gives a realistic perspective on the Bard’s fading years.
(2018 UK 101 mins)
Ben Elton has written a sweet-natured, melancholy film about the retirement years of someone he’s lately been turning into his specialist subject: William Shakespeare. The great poet is played here with genial sympathy by the film’s director, Kenneth Branagh, sporting a pretty outrageous false nose. Judi Dench is his wife Anne Hathaway, wearied into resilient impassivity by grief, the unfairness of life and an awful secret. Ian McKellen has a colossal, emphatically wigged cameo as the ageing Earl of Southampton. All Is True is sentimental, theatrical, likable – and unfashionable. Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
BBFC advice: Contains infrequent strong language and moderate sex references
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