Swan Song

Director: Kenneth Branagh

Institute History

  • 1993 Sundance Film Festival


Long after the theatre housing his latest play has closed for the night, an aging actor wanders onto center stage and revisits the great Shakespearean characters of his career. Adapted from a short play by Anton Chekhov and featuring a stunning performance by John Gielgud, Swan Song is another theatrical gem brought to the screen by Kenneth Branagh.

Screening Details

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