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 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 relationship with his wife and daughters. In so doing, he is ruthlessly forced to examine his own failings as a husband and father.
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Ian McKellan
UK, 2018; 101 minutes
“Branagh leaves viewers with the impression that even the foremost genius of the English language and his family were ordinary people”.
– The Washington Post
“A quiet and meditative portrait of the artist as a retiree, this lacks incident or high stakes but has an elegiac feeling of regret and reckoning that fits its subject’s twilight years.”
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