The Happy Prince 2018
R | 1h 45min | Biography , Drama | 10 October 2018 (USA)
In a cheap Parisian hotel room Oscar Wilde lies on his death bed. The past floods back, taking him to other times and places. Was he once the most famous man in London? The artist crucified by a society that once worshipped him? Under the microscope of death he reviews the failed attempt to reconcile with his long suffering wife Constance, the ensuing reprisal of his fatal love affair with Lord Alfred Douglas and the warmth and devotion of Robbie Ross, who tried and failed to save him from himself. Travelling through Wilde’s final act and journeys through England, France and Italy, the transience of lust is laid bare and the true riches of love are revealed. It is a portrait of the dark side of a genius who lived and died for love.
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)
Rated R for sexual content, graphic nudity, language and brief drug use
I hope Rupert Everett will get all possible awards (Like I hoped for 3 Billboards last year ? He played, directed and wrote the skript. Took 10 years. But the way its all done! I am in love. His first movie – like first love – raw and real and true and deeply personal. And no fashionable, self-loving “make up” “adv commercial” reality. Watch on big screen. And last words on black screen will put everything in even bigger prospective.
P.S. You will not recognize him, though he is playing with no prosthetics.
Director: Rupert Everett
Writer: Rupert Everett
Stars: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Emily Watson
Country: UK | Belgium | Italy | Germany
Language: English | Italian | French
Release Date: 10 October 2018 (USA)
Also Known As: The Happy Prince
Filming Locations: Bavaria, Germany