Monday, April 22, 2019

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON KENNETH BRANAGH'S ALL IS TRUE SHEAKESPEARE'S FINAL YEARS FILM WITH JUDI DENCH, IAN MCKELLEN

'ALL IS TRUE'
The movie is out May 10th in limited US cinemas
WHEN THE PLAY ENDS
This one already went through UK and US cinemas (in limited release in the pre award season) but is getting a wider US release next month May 10th! ALL IS TRUE is Kenneth Branagh's project which he not only directed, but also plays the lead role together with other two legendary British thespians Judi Dench and Ian McKellen! Written by Ben Elton, the historical movie offers a look at the final days in the life of renowned playwright William Shakespeare.

SHAKESPEARE'S FINAL YEARS
Sir Ian McKellen is Will's patron and possibly love.
This small scale movie is set  in the summer of 1613, when, just 14 years after it had been built, the Globe Theater burned to the ground due to errant sparks from a stage cannon during a performance of ALL IS TRUE, the original title of a play believed to have been written by Shakespeare and John Fletcher that a decade later was renamed Henry VIII. Evidently demoralized by the destruction of his theatre, the 49 year old playwright (Kenneth Branagh) retreated to rejoin his wife (Judi Dench) and two daughters, of whom he had seen very
Judi Dench plays Will's wife who was 8 years older than him.
little for some 20 years. Pressing even harder on him are thoughts of his son Hamnet, whom he had scarcely known before his death at age 11 a decade earlier.

JUDI DENCH AND IAN MCKELLEN
His illiterate wife Anne is played by Judi Dench! She resents his disruptive arrival after so long! Lydia Wilson plays Will's daughter Susanna Hall
Kenneth Branagh has directed five films based on Shakespeare!
accused of being unfaithful to her husband John (Hadley Fraser). Kathryn Wilder plays Will's unmarried younger daughter Judith, Hamnet's twin sister
Interior scenes were shot using only candle light!
who can't even read and thinks her father wishes she died instead of her brother. Ian McKellen is dandy Earl of Southampton, the writer's patron and maybe something more. 

8 comments:

  1. I don't think this has been released in Canada yet. I hope it will be. I'm looking forward to seeing it!

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    1. It doesn't have a Canadian release date set yet!

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  2. Well, all I know is Judi Dench rocks.

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  3. A fan of Brannagh apart from Wallander!

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  4. If it has Judi Dench, you can bet I'm going to make time to see it. Looks fab!

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    1. Although she could, in reality, be his momma in years, it still is fabulous!

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