All Is True 101 mins

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Director Kenneth Branagh and screen writer Ben Elton present a multi-faceted and complex rendering of Shakespeare as a human being: a man with great creative strength, capable of sublime wisdom in his work, but an ordinarily flawed individual often struggling to apply those insights in his own life.

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, and 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 a husband and father. His very personal search for the truth uncovers secrets and lies within a family at war.

ALL IS TRUE is a labor of love for Branagh, who has been fascinated with the life of Shakespeare since his teens. He has assembled a troupe of Shakespeareans, ranging from legends like Judi Dench and Ian McKellen, to longtime veterans of Branagh’s plays and films, to a young generation of actors drawn from his theatre company.

Told with warmth and wry humor, ALL IS TRUE is a family drama, a detective story, and a quiet reflection on a life dedicated to art. Ultimately, it is the uplifting tale of a man who journeys from darkness and loss to a renewed appreciation of the richness and value of life, allowing him to play out his final act in peace.

BEN ELTON LIVE: April 28

6pm Apr 28 at Luna Leederville: MOVIES WITH MARK with special guest BEN ELTON (SOLD OUT)
An advance screening of ALL IS TRUE features in April's Movies with Mark event on the 28th in which film critic and journalist Mark Naglazas along with his guest, director, Ben Elton will discuss the movie and invite the audience to join in. Click here for full details.

5:15pm Apr 28 at Luna on SX: ADVANCE SCREENING WITH LIVE-IN-CINEMA BEN ELTON INTRODUCTION
Please join us for this very special advance screening event with BEN ELTON live in the cinema to introduce his hotly-anticipated collaboration with Kenneth Branagh: ALL IS TRUE. Full details here.

In this lovely ode to a literary master, Branagh shows us what his hero always understood - that life may be an endlessly unfolding mystery, but in art, all is true.
NPR
as the thematic center of the film begins to take shape, so does Branagh's character - and in those moments the audience is treated to what amounts to nothing short of a Christmas gift for any Anglophile or Shakespeare lover.
Entertainment Weekly
Starts Thu 9 May at:
Luna Leederville
Luna On SX
Windsor Cinema

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