From VisitGayBarcelona we recommend “The happy Prince”. The film is based on the last years of Oscar Wilde’s life, one of the most outstanding figures of English literature who was unjustly accused, harassed and removed from the scene in his last years of life on the condition of being gay. Directed and starring Rupert Everett, she has had a very good tour of festivals and has been nominated for the European Film and British Film Awards. With an international cast with Colin Firth, Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson of secondary. He will also be present at the BCN Film Festival with the presence of the same director and leading actor. A film apart from his figure as a novelist and writer portrays the injustice that he experienced due to his homosexual condition.
In the room of a cheap hotel in Paris, Oscar Wilde (Rupert Everett) lies on his deathbed when the past invades him, transporting him to other times and other places. Was he ever the most famous man in London? Or was the artist crucified by a society that one day worshiped him? In the anguish of death, Wilde reviews the failed attempt to reconcile with his long-suffering wife, Constance (Emily Watson), his fatal love affair with Lord Alfred Douglas (Colin Morgan) and the warmth and devotion of his friends Reggie Turner (Colin Firth) and Robbie Ross (Edwin Thomas), who tried to save him from himself.
“The Happy Prince” is a portrait of the dark side of a genius who lived and died for love in the last days of the nineteenth century. Rupert Everett (The wedding of my best friend, Shakespeare in love, Inspector Gadget, An ideal husband) directs this film in which he also plays Oscar Wilde, in an authentic interpretive tour de force. Colin Firth, Colin Morgan, Emily Watson, Edwin Thomas and Tom Wilkinson complete the impeccable cast of the film.
Nominated for the European Film Awards (Best Actor) and the London Critics Awards (Best Film, Best Actor, Best Director), her Spanish premiere took place at the Seville Festival.