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Biopics, Drama, Period and Historical
English / French / Italian
This passionate drama, written, directed by and starring Rupert Everett tells the story of the final years of writer Oscar Wilde’s life. Following imprisonment for “gross indecency” - a love affair with the beautiful but duplicitous Alfred Douglas - Wilde’s name was in disgrace and he traveled around Europe under a series of assumed names, his wealth diminished and his health rapidly deteriorating. However his genius and literary flair remained undiminished. Framed by Wilde’s own fable, ‘The Happy Prince’, recounted to his two young sons from his sickbed, this witty, campy and histrionic drama captures the writer’s character, wit, poetry and tragedy. It also movingly and angrily documents the shameful treatment of homosexuals that existed at the time.
The life of gay, brilliantly witty writer Oscar Wilde is the basis for this film, in particular his disastrous relationship with Lord Alfred Douglas.
14+ years 111 mins
Available to stream
Biopic of pioneering mathematician and codebreaker Alan Turing - a man who helped win World War 2 but found himself persecuted for being gay.
11–16 years 109 mins
Glossy Hollywood adaptation of the Oscar Wilde comedy
11+ years 97 mins
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'All the Wild Horses', 'The Happy Prince', 'A Ciambra' and 'Yu-Gi-Oh!' are also in cinemas, while 'Black Panther' leads this week's DVD releases.
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