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Summer of Love: Much Ado About Nothing (1993)

Dates with showtimes for Summer of Love: Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
  • Sat, Aug 24
  • Sun, Aug 25

Director: Kenneth Branagh Run Time: 111 min. Release Year: 1993

Starring: Denzel Washington, Emma Thompson, Kate Beckinsale, Kenneth Branagh, Robert Sean Leonard

Country: United Kingdom, United States
Language: English


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About the film: 

Official Selection, 1993 Cannes Film Festival

In this Shakespearean farce, Hero and her groom-to-be, Claudio, team up with Claudio’s commanding officer, Don Pedro, the week before their wedding to hatch a matchmaking scheme. Their targets are sharp-witted duo Benedick and Beatrice — a tough task indeed, considering their corresponding distaste for love and each other. Meanwhile, meddling Don John plots to ruin the wedding.

“It would be hard to imagine a moment when romantic passion seemed more desperate, more rapturous, more true.”

—Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

About the filmmaker:

Kenneth Branagh is a renowned storyteller born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He trained at London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company. He has directed and starred in his own critically acclaimed and accessible film adaptations, including Shakespeare’s Henry V (1989)Much Ado About Nothing (1993), and Hamlet (1996), and his Agatha Christie adaptations Murder on the Orient Express (2017), Death on the Nile (2022), and A Haunting in Venice (2023). His many other credits include Sleuth (2007)Thor (2011), and Cinderella (2015). His films have screened at Venice, Toronto, Cannes, and other festivals around the world, and he has received five Academy Award nominations across five different categories, winning Best Original Screenplay for his most personal story to date, Belfast (2021).

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