All Is True ★★★

Shakespeare in life: The director of HENRY V, HAMLET, etc., now plays the Bard, in his prickly retirement after the Globe Theatre burns down. After 20 years in London, Anne (Judi Dench) and his two daughters don't know him, family scandals rear their ugly head, and the death of his son Hamnet...well, all isn't strictly true, as little is know of his post-theatre life. Written by Ben Elton it makes for diverting "faction," however, and some of the greatest hits are replayed by the two leads (convincing despite a greater age difference than their subjects) and in a nice two-scene role Ian McKellen.