Genre: Biography, Drama. Dir: Rupert Everett. Country: UK.
Rupert Everett’s directing debut premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival before heading to Germany for Berlinale. The film was met with critical acclaim at both festivals, particularly for Everett’s performance. In a 5 star review, The Times described his performance as “flawless” and The Guardian wrote that it was “a powerful parable of passion and redemption”. Starring Rupert Everett, Colin Firth and Emily Watson, The Happy Prince is an intimate and honest portrait of the passionate, chaotic and ultimately tragic final chapter in the life of literary genius and revered icon, Oscar Wilde.