All is True
Dir: Kenneth Branagh
Wr: Ben Elton
Prod:Ted Gagliano, Tamar Thomas, Louise Killin
Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Ian McKellen, Judi Dench
Screen Daily - James Merifield’s design and Zac Nicholson’s photography, steeped in candlelit chiaroscuro, eschew obvious Merrie England touches for a distinctive feel more redolent of the Dutch Golden Age. Together with acute visual use of the passing seasons, all this finds Branagh getting as close to art-cinema lyricism as he has since 1995’s In the Bleak Midwinter, to similarly melancholic effect.