The Happy Prince (15)

Director Rupert Everett. Drama/History

THE HAPPY PRINCE is a biographical drama in which an ailing Oscar Wilde tries to make ends meet while exiled in France. Directed by and starring Everett, this poignant dramatisation of Wilde’s final years in exile is a powerful parable of passion and redemption' PB The Guardian Rupert Everett finally brings his Wilde to the big screen in this self-directed feature that focuses chiefly on Oscar Wilde’s ‘exile’ years after he was released from prison. A clear passion project that reminds you just how good Everett can be, BBFC Insight -very strong language, strong nudity, drug misuse.

Starring Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Emily Watson, Colin Morgan, Edwin Thomas, Tom Wilkinson

Flicks Advisor (comments from our film promoters)

Beginning at the end of Oscar Wilde's life he reflects on his closest relationships. He is by turns witty, charming, kind and generous as well as jealous, reckless, manipulative and selfish. Costumes are authentic and settings beautifully shot. A thought provoking film.

People were very impressed by this film - and for some it was a second viewing - particularly the fact that writer-director Rupert Everett was also acting in the lead role. A 'grown-up' film and a biopic that is out of the ordinary. Moving and atmospheric.

Very well made and even those who thought they might hate it stayed all the way through. There was silence at the end!

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