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The Happy Prince


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Rupert Everett writes, directs, and stars in his moving debut feature, detailing the final three years (1897–1900) in the life of Oscar Wilde. Rich in period detail and eschewing the familiar narrative of the writer's notorious trial and imprisonment on charges of indecency, this seldom-told story recounts Wilde's life following his release from incarceration—a period encompassing some of his most profound writing and most intimate experiences.

Sequestered at a remote seaside hotel in France by faithful friends (played by Edwin Thomas and Colin Firth), a buoyant Wilde is soon restlessly traversing Europe under assumed names, beset by familiar, warring impulses: to reunite with his estranged wife (a radiant Emily Watson) or his former lover Sir Alfred "Bosie" Douglas (Colin Morgan), whose former provocations brought Wilde to ruin. Fading health, dwindling funds, and still more betrayals await Wilde, who relentlessly seeks love and creative outlets in whatever taverns and alleyways still welcome him. It’s here that Everett particularly shines, evoking the spirit of the once-celebrated fallen genius who finds divine light even in the darkest corners of life.

Sun. 1/21, 9:30 p.m., Eccles, PC
Mon. 1/22, 9:00 a.m., PC Library, PC
Wed. 1/24, 9:00 p.m., Sundance Resort, Provo
Sat. 1/27, 7:00 p.m., Redstone 2, PC
Sun. 1/28, 3:15 p.m., Grand, SLC

YEAR 2017

CATEGORY Premieres

COUNTRY Germany/Belgium/Italy

RUN TIME 105 min

LANGUAGE English and French/Italian

SUBTITLES Yes with English subtitles

COMPANY maze pictures

WEBSITE www.maze-pictures.com

EMAIL thp@maze-pictures.com

PHONE +49 3026480380


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Rupert Everett

Rupert Everett is a British actor and writer. His film credits include Another Country, An Ideal Husband, and My Best Friend's Wedding. He has appeared in several Broadway and London theatre productions, and he is the author of two memoirs. The Happy Prince, which he also wrote, is Everett's directorial debut, and he plays Oscar Wilde.