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The Happy Prince
October 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:44 pm$10
The Happy Prince
Written and Directed by: Rupert Everett
Cast: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Colin Morgan, Edwin Thomas, Emily Watson
Drama/History, 14A for sexual content, nudity, coarse language, violence, drug use | 104 min. | English/Italian/French with English subtitles | United Kingdom/Italy/Belgium/Germany
Saturday, October 20 – 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 21 – 6:00 pm
“The Happy Prince proves that a film can be both bleak and warm-spirited, as befits its mighty subject.” – David Edelstein, NEW YORK MAGAZINE/VULTURE
“As a director, Everett is sometimes heavy-handed, but the performances, and the undeniable injustice of Wilde’s ordeal, make for a tragedy worthy of its drama-loving subject.” – Helen O’Hara, TIME OUT
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.
1 WIN, 2 NOMINATIONS:
Won – Best Production, Bavarian Film Awards, 2018
Nominated – Best Feature Film, Berlin International Film Festival, 2018
Nominated – Best Costume Design, German Film Awards, 2018