Join us for a special Q&A preview screening with author and screenwriter BEN ELTON, who will talk about his multi-faceted and complex rendering of Shakespeare as a flawed human being in Kenneth Branagh's ALL IS TRUE following the 6.00pm session on Sunday 28 April, at Luna Cinemas Leederville. (Sold out)
The evening will be hosted by MOVIES WITH MARK Journalist Mark Naglazas.
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.