As You Like It is a film released in 2006, directed by Kenneth Branagh. It is based on the play As You Like It by William Shakespeare. The film's setting is inspired by 19th Century Japan. It was shot on location near London and at Shepperton Film Studios. The never-before-filmed gardens of Wakehurst Place served as the Forest of Arden in the motion picture. The film is a production of The Shakespeare Film Company, financed by HBO Films. It was released theatrically in Italy on September 1 of 2006 and released on Italian DVD on January 23 of 2007. From there it went to theatres in Greece and Hungary. In the United States, HBO aired the film on TV on the evening of August 21, 2007, but it has never had an extended theatrical release in the U.S., only occasional one-time showings. It received a wide theatrical release in the UK on September 21 of that year, exactly one month after making its U.S. cable TV debut. It was also shown at a meeting of the Shakespeare Association of America that year. In January 2009, the film began playing theatres in Mexico.