Actor and director Rupert Everett will be a special guest of the Lucca Film Festival and Europa Cinema 2018, taking place from the 8th to 15th of April. The British star will be in the Tuscan city on Thursday 12 April to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award and to present his new film “The Happy Prince” where he stars as director and actor.

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The film is produced by Palomar and distributed by Vision Distribution from 12 th april.

A stellar red carpet for Lucca Film Festival that had announced the participation of internationally acclaimed cinema icons, Stephen Frears, Martin Freeman e Anton Corbijn.

Presented at the Sundance Film Festival and at the Berlinale Special Gala Event, the biographical drama film “The Happy Prince” brings the last days of Oscar Wilde to the big and features Rupert Everett in the double role of director and protagonist, starring alongside Colin Firth and Emma Watson.

The Happy Prince

A stellar red carpet for Lucca Film Festival that had announced the participation of internationally acclaimed cinema icons, Stephen Frears, Martin Freeman e Anton Corbijn.

Presented at the Sundance Film Festival and at the Berlinale Special Gala Event, the biographical drama film “The Happy Prince” brings the last days of Oscar Wilde to the big and features Rupert Everett in the double role of director and protagonist, starring alongside Colin Firth and Emma Watson.

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In the room of a modest pension in Paris, Oscar Wilde (Rupert Everett) spends the last days of his life. Memories of his past resurface like a vivid dream, transporting him to other times and places. Was he not the most famous man in London at one time? Was he not the artist once idolized by that same society that then decided to crucify him? Wilde melancholically reminisces about the passions that have overwhelmed him and reflects with tenderness about his incessant need to love unconditionally. He relives his fatal relationship with Lord Alfred Douglas (Colin Morgan) and remembers his flight across Europe, whilst experiencing again a great remorse towards his wife Constance (Emily Watson) for having thrown her and their children into the midst of the scandal that followed the dire condemnation for his homosexuality. Only the love and dedication of Robbie Ross (Edwin Thomas), who remains close to him until the very end in a vain attempt to save Wilde from himself, and the affection of the writer’s closest friend Reggie Turner (Colin Firth) follow Oscar Wild on his final journey.

Rupert Everett’s career has been intense and extraordinary, a multifaceted one that ranges from literature to comics, from cinema to theater and television. The making of “The Happy Prince” was strongly yearned for by the British actor and director and crowns a long career that has led Everett to interpret some of the best-known roles of British literature., such as Oberon in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream“, Lord Arthur Goring in ” An ideal husband“, Algy in “The importance of being Ernest“. Over the years, Rupert Everett has also collaborated with internationally renowned Italian directors such as Francesco Rosi in “Chronicle of a death foretold“, Giuliano Montaldo in “The golden rimmed glasses “and Michele Soavi in “Cemetery Man


Rupert Everett will meet the audience prior to the screening of “The Happy Prince” on Thursday 12 April, at the Cinema Astra in Lucca at 9 p.m.