All is True
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Length: 101 mins
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen
William Shakespeare (Kenneth Branagh, who also directs) returns to Stratford, with the Globe Theatre having burnt to the ground and his inspiration faltering. His wife Anne Hathaway (Judi Dench) sees him as a stranger after the many absent years. This ‘retirement’ of sorts is actually the beginning of a new awakening, living the life and love that he has dedicated his years to writing about.
Written by Ben Elton (who also penned Shakespearean TV comedy Upstart Crow), this is a new take on Shakespeare that collects together the cream of British acting talent (including Ian McKellen) and is shot with an elegance and beauty, as well as a pitched honesty, that is a tribute to the Bard.