Kenneth Branagh To Visit IFI With New Film ‘All is True’

The Irish Film Institute (IFI) have announced that acclaimed actor and director Kenneth Branagh (Hamlet, Murder on the Orient Express, Thor) will visit the cinema on Friday, February 8 to take part in a Q&A following a screening of his new film, All Is True.

All Is True explores the human story behind a dark and little known period in the life of William Shakespeare (Branagh). The year is 1613 and the Romeo and Juliet scribe is the greatest writer of the age. However, when his beloved Globe Theatre is burned to the ground, he decides to return to his home town of Stratford-upon-Avon.

There, he faces his neglected family. Still haunted by the death of his only son, he struggles to mend broken relationships with his wife, Anne (Judi Dench) and daughters and is forced to examine his own failings as an absent husband and father.

Based on an incisive script by Ben Elton, the IFI say Branagh’s film is a melancholic, restrained portrait of the Bard’s final years. The director and five-time Oscar nominee will speak with Donald Clarke of The Irish Times at the Q&A.

Tickets, costing €14, are now available here or from the IFI Box Office on 01-6793477.

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