Language spoken: English | Subtitles: Dutch
“Grim and intoxicating portrait of an artist”
Stunning and beautiful, the biographical drama The Happy Prince is an ode to the genius of the famous writer and poet Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900) at the time he fell from grace because of his homosexuality.
Once one of the most beloved authors in England, the flamboyant Wilde is convicted, imprisoned and banished, and then wanders the boulevards of Paris as a beggar. In the final chapter of his life he is tormented by yearning and confronted with the waning of lust – but also discovers the value of true love.
A star that once shone so brightly can fall to great depths. The beauty of that decline so fascinates director Rupert Everett that he conveys it to the audience with considerable skill.