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The Happy Prince

  • 105 min
  • Gala
  • English, French, Italian
  • UK
  • 2018
 
A poignant look at Oscar Wilde’s final years in exile, following the humorist’s heartbreak and imprisonment with a relentless quest for love.
About The Film

The last days of Oscar Wilde — and the ghosts that haunted them — are vividly evoked in Rupert Everett's directorial debut. Everett gives a career defining 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.

-Drea Clark, Senior Programmer

Q&A with cast and crew will immediately follow this screening, schedules permitting.

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Director
  • Rupert Everett
Producers
  • Sebastien Delloye
  • Philipp Kreuzer
  • Jorg Schulze
Starring
  • Rupert Everett
  • Colin Firth
  • Colin Morgan
  • Edwin Thomas
  • Emily Watson
Screenwriter
  • Rupert Everett
US Distribution
  • Sony Pictures Classics
Cinematographer
  • John Conroy
Editor
  • Nicolas Gaster
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