Due to phenomenal demand, Kenneth Branagh and Rob Ashford's production of Shakespeare’s miraculous tragicomedy returns to cinemas for the festive season.
In a fit of all-consuming jealousy, King Leontes of Sicilia wrecks his marriage and his family, defies the gods and ruins himself. The years pass and a new generation flee their country and take refuge in Sicilia. Unwittingly, they bring the key to the past, present and future. The Winter’s Tale is one of both heartbreak and joy. Telling of kings, shepherds, even a wild bear, it also contains one of the most moving scenes of forgiveness in literature.
Starring are Judi Dench, Michael Pennington, Kenneth Branagh, Jessie Buckley and Tom Bateman. This performance was recorded live at London’s Garrick Theatre in 2015.