Narrative Feature | 105 minutes

HIFF 2018


Directed by
Rupert Everett

Produced by
Sébastien Delloye, Philipp Kreuzer, Jörg Schulze

Written by
Rupert Everett

Rupert Everett, Colin Morgan, Edwin Thomas, Colin Firth, Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson

2018 | English/French/Italian | Germany/Belgium/Italy

In the final three years of his life (1897-1900), Oscar Wilde finds himself adrift. Coming off the heels of his trial for indecency and subsequent imprisonment, Wilde lives out his last days in exile, moving between a small group of enduring friends (Colin Firth, Edwin Thomas) under assumed names and torn between whether to go back to his ex-lover (Colin Morgan) or estranged wife (Emily Watson). Written, directed by, and starring Rupert Everett as the ailing Wilde, THE HAPPY PRINCE is at once a moving evocation of the literary genius’s final act and a stirring paean to the brilliant wit that endured to his last moments.