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IFTA First Look Screening & Rupert Everett Discussion

When: Monday 11th June
Venue: Omniplex, Swan Cinema, Rathmines @ 5.30pm

Ahead of the eagerly-awaited release of Rupert Everett's 'The Happy Prince', IFTA is delighted to invite Irish Academy Members to a First Look Screening of the film, followed by a very special Q&A with writer/director/actor Rupert Everett.

Note the Screening will start at 5.45pm sharp

In a cheap Parisian hotel room Oscar Wilde lies on his death bed and the past floods back, transporting him to other times and places. Was he once the most famous man in London? The artist crucified by a society that once worshiped him? The lover imprisoned and freed, yet still running towards ruin in the final chapter of his life? Under the microscope of death he reviews the failed attempt to reconcile with his long suffering wife Constance, the ensuing reprisal of his fatal love affair with Lord Alfred Douglas and the warmth and devotion of Robbie Ross who tried and failed to save him from himself. From Dieppe to Naples to Paris freedom is elusive and Oscar is a penniless vagabond, always moving on, shunned by his old acquaintances, but revered by a strange group of outlaws and urchins to whom he tells the old stories - his incomparable wit still sharp. THE HAPPY PRINCE is a portrait of the dark side of a genius who lived and died for love in the last days of the nineteenth century.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A writer, director and actor Rupert Everett.

Director/Screenwriter: Rupert Everett
Main Cast: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Emily Watson, Colin Morgan, Edwin Thomas, Tom Wilkinson
Cinematographer: John Conroy
Producers: Sébastien Delloye, Philipp Kreuzer, Jörg Schulze
Irish Distributor: Lionsgate UK

The film goes on general release in Ireland on Friday, June 22nd
With thanks to Lionsgate UK

Watch the trailer below: