Domestic drama puts the Bard centre stage

Domestic drama puts the Bard centre stage
Kenneth Branagh and Judi Dench (centre) in All Is True

Kenneth Branagh’s beautifully played and handsomely produced film places Shakespeare the man and his mind centre stage, returning the genius dramatist of legend to the all-too-human world

All Is True: Directed by Kenneth Branagh, Nationwide, 12A, Rating: ****

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Having flirted with superhero blockbusters, Disney princesses and Agatha Christie adaptations, Kenneth Branagh returns to his first cinematic love, William Shakespeare, with All Is True, an intimate and tender tribute to the Bard as he retires from the London stage and returns to Stratford in 1613.

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