Monday Night Film Series – THE HAPPY PRINCE

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December 10, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Tilley Hall, UNB, Room 102
9 Macaulay Ln
Fredericton, NB E3B
$8/film or $5 with membership
NB Film Co-op

December 10, 2018 – 7:30pm at Tilley Hall, UNB Campus


Rupert Everett
UK/Belgium/Italy/Germany, 2018
English, Italian, French with English subtitles
105 minutes
Principal Cast: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Emily Watson

The last days of Oscar Wilde – and the ghosts that haunted them – are vividly evoked in Rupert Everett’s directorial debut The Happy Prince. 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. In a downward spiral following his conviction for “gross indecency”, 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. The Happy Prince also explores Oscar’s doomed relationships with Lord Alfred ‘Bosie’ Douglas (Colin Morgan) and Robbie Ross (Edwin Thomas), as well as his ex-wife Constance Lloyd (Emily Watson).

“This is a moving and surprising biopic that squeezes out every last drop of pathos from its subject matter.” Geoffrey Macnab, Independent (UK)

The Monday Night Film Series takes place at Tilley Hall, Room 102, UNB Campus
Tel: 455-1632 or email

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