Impressively cast and beautifully filmed, an elegiac look at Shakespeare's final days.
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 husband and father. His very personal search for the truth uncovers secrets and lies within a family at war.
★★★★ "a mellow, bustling, sweet-natured literary biopic" - FINANCIAL TIMES
★★★★ "a fiercely intelligent and poignant drama about family, grief and the tyranny of genius" - UK TIMES
★★★★ "sentimental, theatrical, likable - and unfashionable" - GUARDIAN
"A tender, intelligent imagining of the playwright in retirement" - SCREEN INTERNATIONAL
Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen
Director: Kenneth Branagh
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