Directed by and starring five-time Academy Award® nominee Kenneth Branagh* as William Shakespeare, ALL IS TRUE arrives on Blu-Ray™, DVD, and digital August 13 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Branagh plays the aging playwright in this portrait about the final years of the writer’s life in Stratford, where Shakespeare struggled to find reconciliation with his family after working away for many years at the Globe Theater. The film also stars Academy Award® winner Judi Dench (Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Shakespeare in Love, 1999) as Shakespeare’s wife and Academy Award® nominee Ian McKellen (Best Actor in a Supporting Role, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, 2002; Best Actor in a Leading Role, Gods and Monsters, 1999) as the Earl of Southampton.
The Blu-Ray™, DVD, and digital release of ALL IS TRUE includes eight behind-the-scenes featurettes and a Q&A with Kenneth Branagh, in which he explores the production, themes, and inspirations behind the film. Multiple featurettes go in depth with the cast and crew on bringing the script and character to life, including “Becoming Shakespeare,” in which hair and make-up designer Vanessa White and prosthetic make-up designer Neill Gorton transform Branagh into William Shakespeare; “Judi Dench”, in which Judi Dench paints a picture of Shakespeare’s wife, Anne Hathaway, and her ties to playing her role; and “Family Drama,” which showcases what is at the heart of the film and many of Shakespeare’s works. Additional featurettes include how Branagh interpreted the last years of Shakespeare's relatively unexplored final years - in “Fact or Fiction,” and “Visiting Stratford: The Story Behind All Is True,” a thorough review of Shakespeare's history in Stratford, featuring the researchers, historians, and volunteers from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
The year is 1613, and Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground. Devastated, Shakespeare returns home to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family.
ALL IS TRUE is directed by Kenneth Branagh and written by Ben Elton. The film is produced by Tamar Thomas Kenneth Branagh and Ted Gagliano. Executive producers are Judy Hofflund, Matthew Jenkins, Becca Kovacik, and Laura Berwick.
Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Bonus Materials Include:
- Q&A With Kenneth Branagh
- Eight Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes
--- Shakespeare Comes Home
--- The Bard's Reckoning
--- Becoming Shakespeare
--- Judi Dench
--- Ian McKellen
--- Fact or Fiction
--- A Family Drama
--- Visiting Stratford: The Story Behind All Is True
ALL IS TRUE has a run time of approximately 101 minutes and is rated PG-13 for thematic elements, suggestive material and language.
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