#SUNDANCE18: “THE HAPPY PRINCE”
Review by Amanda Gilmore for Mr. Will Wong
The Happy Prince takes place in the final days of Oscar Wilde (Rupert Everett) as he looks back on his failures.
Actor-Writer-Director Rupert Everett crafts an intriguing portrait of a dying man. He focuses on the years Wilde shared with his lover Bosie (Colin Morgan) and the events that circled around the relationship, creating the period in which Wilde lived but also the tragic events he lived through. Everett has devoted much of his craft to Wilde portraying him in the Play The Judas Kiss, which played in Toronto.
Everett is superb as Wilde. His passion and love for Wilde shines through every frame. He encompasses the wild, loving, funny, depressed and sometime angry Wilde effortlessly. Everett surrounds himself with a talented ensemble consisting of Colin Firth, Emily Watson and Edwin Thomas who elevate every scene.
The Happy Prince screens at Sundance on Jan. 21 at 9:30PM at Eccles PC, Jan. 22 at 9AM at PC Library, Jan. 24 at 9PM at Sundance Resort, Jan. 27 at 7PM at Redstone 2 PC, and Jan. 28 at 3:15PM at The Grand SLC.