The Happy Prince
Oscar Wilde, once the most famous man in London, lies on his deathbed and reflects upon his turbulent past and lost career. Now a penniless poet in declining health, his only audience is a loyal group of outcasts who still idolise his talent, allowing him to regale them with stories of his tempestuous life and loves.
Writer and director Rupert Everett stars as Oscar Wilde in a persuasive and sorrowful performance. The Happy Prince captures the dark and unforgiving essence of the streets of London and Paris in the 1890s, a world where Wilde was incarcerated for his sexuality and where his fame as a playwright was momentous yet fleeting. His final days are poignant and full of rumination - a touching end tale of an unruly talent who was persecuted by a world unprepared for his artistry.
Nominee 2018 Berlin International Film Festival Teddy Award
Nominee 2018 British Independent Film Awards Best Actor Rupert Everett
Nominee 2018 European Film Awards Best Actor Rupert Everett
"This poignant dramatisation of Wilde’s final years in exile is a powerful parable of passion and redemption." - The Guardian
Warning: Threats of homophobic violence