• All is True

    Directed by Kenneth Branagh
    UK | 101 minutes | Opening Night


Added: Screening Only at Camelot Theatres - Reception Not Included

Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench and Ian McKellen star in Branagh’s intimate, revelatory portrait of William Shakespeare in the last act of his life. His career over, he returns to his home in Stratford-upon-Avon to encounter old ghosts, old loves, and his resentful family.

film synopsis

Actor/director Kenneth Branagh brings a lifetime of Shakespearean experience to All Is True, his intimate and revelatory portrait of the Bard of Avon in the last act of his life. It’s 1613. The Globe Theatre has burned to the ground and the great poet and dramatist retires to his family home in Stratford-upon-Avon. There his long-suffering wife Anne Hathaway (Judi Dench) and his scandal-plagued and resentful daughters await him, and he is haunted by the ghost of his son Hamnet, who died at 11. He also receives a visit from the Earl of Southampton (Ian McKellen), the great unrequited love of his life, the man to whom he wrote his coded love sonnets. Branagh and McKellen create heart-stopping magic on screen. An inquiry into the mystery and mechanism of genius, this is a fascinating, deeply felt portrait of a flawed and all too human giant.

film details

Director: Kenneth Branagh
Producers: Kenneth Branagh, Ted Gagliano, Tamar Thomas
Screenwriter: Ben Elton
Cinematographers: Zac Nicholson
Editor: Ûna Nî Dhonghaíle
Music: Patrick Doyle
Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Kathryn Wilder, Lydia Wilson, Hadley Fraser
Country: UK
Year: 2018
Running Time: 101 minutes
Primary Company: Sony Pictures Classics

director biography

Kenneth Branagh’s theatre credits includes: “Another Country,” “Henry V,” “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” “Hamlet” (Royal Shakespeare Company), “Romeo and Juliet” (also directed), “Public Enemy,” “As You Like It,” “Much Ado About Nothing,” “Look Back in Anger,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “King Lear” (also directed), “Coriolanus,” “Hamlet” (Renaissance Theatre Company), “Richard III,” “Edmond,” “Ivanov,” “The Painkiller,” “Macbeth” (also co-directed), “The Winter’s Tale” (also co-directed), “Harlequinade” (also co-directed), and “The Entertainer.” His credits as a theatre director include “The Life of Napoleon,” “Twelfth Night,” “Uncle Vanya,” “The Play What I Wrote,” “Ducktastic,” “All On Her Own,” “Romeo and Juliet,” and “Hamlet” (with Tom Hiddleston). Branagh’s film credits as actor/director include HENRY V, DEAD AGAIN, PETER’S FRIENDS, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, MARY SHELLEY’S FRANKENSTEIN, HAMLET, LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST, SLEUTH, JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT, and MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS. He directed AS YOU LIKE IT, THE MAGIC FLUTE, THOR, CINDERELLA. and, upcoming, ARTEMIS FOWL. Branagh’s film acting credits include A MIDWINTER’S TALE, OTHELLO, THE GINGERBREAD MAN, THE THEORY OF FLIGHT, CELEBRITY, WILD WILD WEST, RABBIT-PROOF FENCE, HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS, VALKYRIE, PIRATE RADIO, MY WEEK WITH MARILYN, MINDHORN, and DUNKIRK. His television credits include “The Billy Plays,” “The Boy in the Bush,” “Fortunes of War,” “Shadow of a Gunman,” “Conspiracy,” “Shackleton,” “Warm Springs,” “10 Days to War,” and “Wallander.” Branagh is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA), holds a prestigious Michael Balcon Award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), and has received five Academy Award® nominations in five different categories. In 2013, he received a knighthood for his services to drama and the community in Northern Ireland.

guests in attendance

Director Kenneth Branagh

2019 Film Festival