The Happy Prince by Rupert Everett

Genre:
Tragicomedy
Year:
2017
Language:
English
Format:
105 minutes
Starring:
Rupert Everett (AN IDEAL HUSBAND, MY BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING, HYSTERIA)
Colin Firth (THE KING'S SPEECH, A SINGLE MAN)
Emily Watson (BREAKING THE WAVES)
Tom Wilkinson (MICHAEL CLAYTON)
Colin Morgan (MERLIN)
Directed by:
Rupert Everett (AN IDEAL HUSBAND, MY BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING, HYSTERIA)
Produced by:
maze pictures, Entre Chien et Loup, Palomar, cine plus Filmproduktion
The story of the last days of Oscar Wilde in exile.
Starring Colin Firth, Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson and Rupert Everett.


The last days of Oscar Wilde—and the ghosts that haunted them—are vividly evoked in Rupert Everett's directorial debut, The Happy Prince. Everett gives a career-best performance as Wilde, physically and emotionally embodying the literary genius as he lives out his last days in exile in Europe. His body ailing and heavy, his mind spinning, he survives by falling back on the flamboyant irony and brilliant wit that defined him. As the film travels through Wilde's final act and journeys through England, France and Italy, desire and loyalty face off, the transience of lust is laid bare, and the true riches of love are revealed.

 

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Cannes 2018 Screenings

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“A deeply felt, tremendously acted tribute to courage. A powerful parable of passion and redemption. Magnificent.”
(THE GUARDIAN – 4 out of 5 stars)

“This Oscar-worthy Wilde tale is Rupert Everett's masterpiece.”
(THE TIMES – 5 out of 5 stars)

“Everett's Wilde is an extraordinary achievement.”
(LONDON EVENING STANDARD – 5 out of 5 stars)

“Everett is beguiling as Wilde, exuding lubricious charm.”
(THE UPCOMING – 4 out of 5 stars)

“A strongly cinematic statement. Rupert Everett is an exceptional Oscar Wilde.”
(SCREEN DAILY)

“A final, permanent showcase for a role Everett was born to play.”
(VARIETY)

“Everett's directing debut is a revelation, a well-honed and fitting tribute to Wilde's final days.”
(THE HOLLYWOOD NEWS)