THE HAPPY PRINCE
105 mins 15
Starring Rupert Everett, who also wrote and directed it, this is the story of the last days of Oscar Wilde. Released from Reading Gaol, he leaves England never to return and wanders around Europe penniless and ill.
“In The Happy Prince Everett not only steps into the shoes of the Victorian writer and raconteur but makes his writing and directing debut. The result is a mixed bag, as while Everett the actor masterfully evokes the mournful mix of decadence and decay of the last years of Wilde, Everett the filmmaker is, like so many before him, too much in love with the brilliant old rogue for his own good.” Eye for Film
“This poignant dramatisation of Wilde’s final years in exile is a powerful parable of passion and redemption.” The Guardian
“Who knew that Rupert Everett had it in him? The 58-year-old actor and writer, who made a big splash in the 1980s with Another Country and Dance with a Stranger, and has seemingly teetered on the brink of oblivion ever since (ill-advised pop career, gossipy memoirs, public meltdown on Celebrity Apprentice), has produced an 11th-hour masterpiece in The Happy Prince.” The Times
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