The Happy Prince (Cert 15)

14 December 2018

Village Hall, Milborne Port

The Village Hall at Milborne Port concludes it's Autumn/Winter 2018 Moviola season with the screening on Friday 14th December 2018 of The Happy Prince (Certificate 15) (105 minutes).

Starring Rupert Everett, who also wrote and directed it, this is the story of the last days of Oscar Wilde.  Released from Reading Gaol, he leaves England never to return and wanders around Europe penniless and ill.

This film also features performances by Colin Firth, Colin Morgan, Edwin Thomas and Emily Watson.

“In The Happy Prince Everett not only steps into the shoes of the Victorian writer and raconteur but makes his writing and directing debut. The result is a mixed bag, as while Everett the actor masterfully evokes the mournful mix of decadence and decay of the last years of Wilde, Everett the filmmaker is, like so many before him, too much in love with the brilliant old rogue for his own good.”  Eye for Film

“This poignant dramatisation of Wilde’s final years in exile is a powerful parable of passion and redemption.”  The Guardian

“Who knew that Rupert Everett had it in him? The 58-year-old actor and writer, who made a big splash in the 1980s with Another Country and Dance with a Stranger, and has seemingly teetered on the brink of oblivion ever since (ill-advised pop career, gossipy memoirs, public meltdown on Celebrity Apprentice), has produced an 11th-hour masterpiece in The Happy Prince.”  The Times

The financial assistance, given by the Milborne Port Parish Council, continues to offset some of the costs of bringing this film (and the others shown in the Autumn/Winter and to be shown in the Spring seasons). This assistance means that they can still offer tickets at £5.00 each (£5.50 each on the door).

Advance tickets will be on sale from 1st December 2018 at Wayne the Butcher in Milborne Port High Street. Doors open at the Village Hall (located in Springfield Road, Milborne Port, DT9 5RE) at 7.00pm, with the show starting at 7.30pm.

A limited bar serving a small selection of beer, wine, coffeee and tea will be available.

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