Films 2018

The Happy Prince

Runtime:
105.0 min.
Year of Production:
2017
Country:
Germany/Belgium/Italy
Director:
Production Company:
maze pictures GmbH
Berlinale Section:
Special
Berlinale Category:
Feature Film

Screening at the Festival:

17. 02. 18Friedrichstadtpalast 21:00
18. 02. 18Zoo Palast 109:30
18. 02. 18Cubix 818:00
18. 02. 18Haus der Berliner Festspiele19:00
25. 02. 18Friedrichstadtpalast 09:30

At the end of the 19th century, dandy Oscar Wilde is the darling of London society – witty, humorous and scandalous. However, his open homosexuality is too much for the times in which he lives and he is sent to prison. Impoverished and stricken by ill health at the time of his release, he goes into exile in Paris. After a half-hearted attempt to reconcile with his wife, he resumes his relationship with the young Lord Douglas, which plunges him into total disaster. All he has left are his fanciful stories, with which he conquers the affection of two street boys. Supported by loyal friends who try to protect him from his own excesses, he manages to retain his charm and irony to the bitter end: ‘Either this hideous wallpaper goes – or I do ...’ Written and directed by Rupert Everett, who also plays the leading role, this biopic focuses on the last years of the once celebrated and later disgraced writer. Flashbacks and associative dream images depict him as the eccentric bon vivant he was to remain throughout his life in a portrait that expands to become a panorama of the emerging modern era.

FILMOGRAFIE Rupert Everett (selection)

2017 The Happy Prince   1999 Paragraph 175  1993 Remembrance Of Things Fast: True Stories Visual Lies 

Interview with Rupert Everett

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