RUPERT EVERETT, | UK, BELGIUM | 2018 | 105 MIN

Rupert Everett writes, directs, and stars in his moving debut feature, detailing the final three years (1897Ė1900) in the life of Oscar Wilde. Rich in period detail and eschewing the familiar narrative of the writer's notorious trial and imprisonment on charges of indecency, this seldom-told story recounts Wilde's life following his release from incarcerationóa period encompassing some of his most profound writing and most intimate experiences.

Sequestered at a remote seaside hotel in France by faithful friends (played by Edwin Thomas and Colin Firth), a buoyant Wilde is soon restlessly traversing Europe under assumed names, beset by familiar, warring impulses: to reunite with his estranged wife (a radiant Emily Watson) or his former lover Sir Alfred "Bosie" Douglas (Colin Morgan), whose former provocations brought Wilde to ruin. Fading health, dwindling funds, and still more betrayals await Wilde, who relentlessly seeks love and creative outlets in whatever taverns and alleyways still welcome him. Itís here that Everett particularly shines, evoking the spirit of the once-celebrated fallen genius who finds divine light even in the darkest corners of life. 

AWARDS

2018 | Best Production, Bavarian Film Award

2018 | Nominee, Best Feature, Teddy Award, Berlinale

2018 | Nominee, Best Costume Design, German Film Awards 

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