All is True is a poetic and engaging film exploring the final years in William Shakespeare’s. Shining in its use of Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets to explore the final years of man whose life was dedicated to his craft. While grounding these in a quiet but assured tale of mortality, family and love.
All is true never attempts to gloss over or romanticise the puritanical age in which Shakespeare lived and the atmosphere of shame, control and inequality. This only further empowering the genius of his writing and its enduring appeal in our modern society.
All is true is meditative in its pace, and some viewers might find this a challenge. However, stick with it and you will find a sharp character driven drama that offers a truly unique take on Shakespeare’s later life.