'The Happy Prince' (M) (No, not the ginger-haired Harry)
This is Rupert Everett's directorial debut about the last days of Oscar Wilde - and the ghosts that haunted them - are vividly evoked in Rupert Everett's directorial debut. Everett gives a career defining performance as Wilde, physically and emotionally embodying the literary genius as he lives out his last days in exile in Europe. His body ailing and heavy, his mind spinning, he survives by falling back on the flamboyant irony and brilliant wit that defined him. As the film travels through Wilde's final act and journeys through England, France and Italy, desire and loyalty face off, the transience of lust is laid bare, and the true riches of love are revealed. Critics Consensus: A passion project for writer, director, and star Rupert Everett, The Happy Prince pays effective tribute to Oscar Wilde with a poignant look at his tragic final days.
"The Happy Prince" is a haunting portrait of the aftermath of betrayal; of how the master of comedy became a tragedy"
"The Happy Prince is a tragic masterpiece. Here Everett has given himself the role of a lifetime, and in it he succeeds magnificently"
"Everett's towering performance as Wilde is mesmerizing. Often shot in extreme close-up, we see every millimetre of his dissipation, but also every glimmer of stubborn, ironic wit"
Showing at 10-30am, 6pm and 8-15pm
Tickets Morning screening $12 /$10.
Evening Screenings $14 /$12 (14 yrs and under with adult $8)
From eventfinda.co.nz and on door.
Text Bookings to 0210 2225558
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