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Berlinale: ‘The Happy Prince’ Review: Dir. Rupert Everett (2018)

The Happy Prince review: Rupert Everett makes his directorial debut with this portrait of Oscar Wilde in his final days.

The Happy Prince review by Paul Heath.

The Happy Prince review

Focussing on the final three years of Oscar Wilde’s life, The Happy Prince is the directorial debut of seasoned British actor Rupert Everett, who also writes and performs as the iconic writer,.

Clearly taking its name from Wilde’s collection of children’s stories, ‘The Happy Prince and Other Tales’, Everett’s film is an absolute marvel. The picture, clearly a passion project for the star of such films as My Best Friend’s Wedding, The Next Big Thing and St. Trinian’s – but let’s not forget An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest – is a flashy, very stylised affair, but also one with depth and glowing adoration for its subject matter from the outset.
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Rupert Everett’s Oscar Wilde Movie ‘The Happy Prince’ Lands at Sony Pictures Classics

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Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all North American and Latin American rights to “The Happpy Prince,” an Oscar Wilde movie written and directed by, and starring Rupert Everett, the company announced Friday. The film, which premiered last month in Sundance, also stars Colin Morgan, Edwin Thomas, Colin Firth, Emily Watson and Tom Wilkinson. “The Happy Prince” screens Saturday as a special gala at the Berlin International Film Festival. Everett plays the great Irish writer Oscar Wilde during his last days, with his body ailing and heavy, his mind spinning — but his flamboyant irony and brilliant wit very much intact. The...
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Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Rupert Everett’s ‘The Happy Prince’

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all North American and Latin American rights to “The Happy Prince,” written and directed by, and starring Rupert Everett. The film has its European premiere tomorrow at the Berlin Intl. Film Festival as a Special Gala. The movie had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January. Spc is planning a 2018 release.

“I am absolutely thrilled, particularly because Michael and Tom distributed my first film ‘Another Country,'” Everett said.

The film, which is Everett’s directorial debut, centers on the last days of Oscar Wilde — and the ghosts that haunted them. Everett plays Wilde, “physically and emotionally embodying the literary genius as he lives out his last days in exile in Europe,” according to a statement. “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
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Rupert Everett’s 'The Happy Prince' lands at Sony Pictures Classics (exclusive)

Rupert Everett’s 'The Happy Prince' lands at Sony Pictures Classics (exclusive)
Oscar Wilde drama gets European premiere in Berlin on Saturday.

Sony Pictures Classics (Spc) has acquired all North American and Latin American rights to Rupert Everett’s The Happy Prince ahead of Saturday’s European premiere in Berlin as a Special Gala.

Everett’s feature directorial debut premiered in Sundance last month and the multi-hyphenate garnered strong reviews for his portrayal of the 19th century Irish poet and playwright Oscar Wilde.

The Happy Prince focuses on the literary giant’s final three years from 1897-1900.

Sequestered to a French seaside resort with the company of two loyal friends played by Edwin Thomas and Colin Firth, a restless Wilde travels across Europe under assumed names, unsure whether to reunite with his wife (Emily Watson), or his former lover Lord Alfred “Bosie” Douglas (Colin Morgan).

“I am absolutely thrilled, particularly because Michael [Barker] and Tom [Bernard] distributed my first film Another Country,” Everett said.

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Steven Soderbergh, José Padilha films added to Berlin Film Festival line-up

Steven Soderbergh, José Padilha films added to Berlin Film Festival line-up
Rupert Everett’s The Happy Prince and Pernille Fischer Christensen’s Unga Astrid picked for Berlinale Special.

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Steven Soderbergh, José Padilha

Five more films have joined the main lieups of the 2018 Berlin International Film Festival (Feb 15 - 25). A further six films have been selected for the programme of the Berlinale Special.

Steven Soderbergh’s Unsane will get an out of competition world premiere. It stars Claire Foy, Joshua Leonard, Jay Pharoah and Juno Temple and was reportedly shot on iPhone.

Also premiering out of competition is José Padilha’s true story thriller 7 Days In Entebbe, starring Rosamund Pike, Daniel Brühl and Eddie Marsan.

New films from Lav Diaz and Alonso Ruizpalacios will play in competition.

Rupert Everett’s Oscar Wilde biopic The Happy Prince and Becoming Astrid by Pernille Fischer Christensen have been added to the Berlinale Special Gala section.

Read more: Robert Pattinson, Christian Petzold movies join Berlin Film Festival Competition

23 of the 24 titles
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More Competition Films Added To Berlinale Line-Up – New Works From Soderbergh, Lav Diaz, Padilha

Another five films have been invited to take part in the Competition of the 68th Berlin International Film Festival. 23 of the 24 titles in the Competition have already been selected, 19 of the 24 films will be competing for the Golden Bear and the Silver Bears.

A further six films have been invited to participate in the Berlinale Special programme, which will include a total of twelve films and seven series.

The additional two Competition and Berlinale Special titles will be announced at the Programme Press Conference on February 6, 2018.

Berlinale Special Gala premieres will be held at the Friedrichstadt-Palast. For the first time the Zoo Palast will be the venue for the Berlinale Series of the Berlinale Special. Selected screenings at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele will again be followed by discussions about the films.

Here are the latest movies added to the line-up, including new works from Steven Soderbergh, Lav Diaz and José Padilha.
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‘The Happy Prince’ Review: Oscar Wilde Is a Depressed Loner in Rupert Everett’s Humorless Biopic — Sundance 2018

‘The Happy Prince’ Review: Oscar Wilde Is a Depressed Loner in Rupert Everett’s Humorless Biopic — Sundance 2018
Most people know Oscar Wilde as the preeminent source of British wit, a high-society raconteur whose plays and novels epitomize what it means to be the life of the party. That characterization recedes to the shadows in “The Happy Prince,” in which Rupert Everett directs and stars as the flamboyant literary giant at the end of his life. Anyone expecting Wildean banter will be sorely disappointed — think more of an autobiographical spin on “The Portrait of Dorian Gray” than “The Importance of Being Earnest” — but it’s Everett’s formidable investment in the role that rescues the movie from being a total letdown. Nevertheless, “The Happy Prince” largely amounts to a bland rumination on Wilde’s lesser-known decline.

Read More:The 2018 IndieWire Sundance Bible: Every Review, Interview, and News Item Posted During the Festival

The drama mostly takes place in 1867, shortly after Wilde was released from prison for “indecency with men.
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Sundance Film Review: ‘The Happy Prince’

Sundance Film Review: ‘The Happy Prince’
Reunited in Rouen after a pained separation, Oscar Wilde and his young lover Alfred “Bosie” Douglas adjourn to the privacy of a small, dim, chintzily decorated hotel room. Clothes come off, the lights go out… and just like that, “The Happy Prince” hits us with a cutaway to a train going through a tunnel. Cribbed shamelessly from Hitchcock, it’s the kind of lightly saucy visual gag you might expect in a film directed by waggish thesp Rupert Everett, but its daintiness strikes a false note in a biopic otherwise dedicated to the honest passions and anguish of a man best known for his archness. It’s neither the first nor the last well-meaning misstep in Everett’s ornate writing-directing debut, which chronicles Wilde’s destitute final years in France as a tangle of memory streams, boozy vignettes and flashbacks within flashbacks, but sometimes loses sight of the man behind the aesthete.

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Humans: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Three on AMC?

Vulture WatchWhat will become of the conscious Synths? Has the Humans TV show been cancelled or renewed for a third season on AMC? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Humans season three. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  What's This TV Show About?The Humans TV show takes place in a parallel present, where the latest must-have gadget for any home is a Synthetic. But what happens when these Synths are given the right to consciousness and their own free will? The AMC cast includes Gemma Chan, Emily Berrington, Colin Morgan, Ivanno Jeremiah, Katherine Parkinson, Tom Goodman-Hill, Lucy Carless, Theo Stevenson, Pixie Davies, Carrie-Anne Moss, Marshall Allman, Neil Maskell, Ruth Bradley, Will Tudor, Sonya Cassidy, Sam Palladio, Bella Dayne, and Letitia Wright. Season
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Humans: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Three on AMC?

Vulture WatchWhat will become of the conscious Synths? Has the Humans TV show been cancelled or renewed for a third season on AMC? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Humans season three. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  What's This TV Show About?The Humans TV show takes place in a parallel present, where the latest must-have gadget for any home is a Synthetic. But what happens when these Synths are given the right to consciousness and their own free will? The AMC cast includes Gemma Chan, Emily Berrington, Colin Morgan, Ivanno Jeremiah, Katherine Parkinson, Tom Goodman-Hill, Lucy Carless, Theo Stevenson, Pixie Davies, Carrie-Anne Moss, Marshall Allman, Neil Maskell, Ruth Bradley, Will Tudor, Sonya Cassidy, Sam Palladio, Bella Dayne, and Letitia Wright. Season
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Film Bridge International Boards Mystery Drama ‘Waiting For You’ – Cannes

Film Bridge International Boards Mystery Drama ‘Waiting For You’ – Cannes
Exclusive: Film Bridge International has picked up worldwide rights to mystery drama Waiting For You, starring César Award-winning Fanny Ardant (8 Women, Paris, Je T'aime) and Colin Morgan (Legend). Charles Garrad directs from a script he co-wrote with Hugh Stoddart. Film Bridge is launching sales on the project here in Cannes. The story revolves around Paul (Morgan) whose father lies dying, delirious and in pain, hinting at something he lost, something taken from him by…
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War Of The Worlds: Colin Morgan starring in audio version

Rob Leane Apr 20, 2017

Merlin and Humans star Colin Morgan will lend his voice to an audio adaptation of The War Of The Worlds...

Colin Morgan - currently seen in Humans, formerly the star of Merlin, seen in Doctor Who that one time - has just added another gig to his CV. He'll star in an audio adaptation of H.G. Wells' War Of The Worlds, from Sherwood Sound Studios.

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Big Finish regular Lisa Bowerman will direct, and Nick Scovell has adapted the text. The cast also includes Dan Starkey (Doctor Who), Ronald Pickup (The Crown), Nigel Lindsay (Victoria) and Olivia Poulet (The Thick of It).

"First serialised in Pearson’s Magazine in 1897, this classic science-fiction has never been adapted as it was intended with the dark horrific tone intact…
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Humans: Season Three Renewal for AMC Series

It's just human nature that we're happy to report the Humans TV show has been renewed for a third season on AMC and UK Channel 4. Season two just concluded last week on AMC, with a cliffhanger no less, so cancellation would have been inhumane.A sci-fi drama airing on the AMC cable channel in the Us, Humans stars Gemma Chan, Emily Berrington, Colin Morgan, Ivanno Jeremiah, Katherine Parkinson, Tom Goodman-Hill, Lucy Carless, Theo Stevenson, Pixie Davies, Carrie-Anne Moss, Marshall Allman, Neil Maskell, Ruth Bradley, Will Tudor, Sonya Cassidy, Sam Palladio, Bella Dayne, and Letitia Wright. The series takes place in a parallel present, where the latest must-have gadget for any home is a Synthetic. But what happens when these Synths are given the right to consciousness and their own free will? Read More…
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Peak TV Treasure: Humans

Peak TV Treasure: Humans
Are you overwhelmed by how much television is available right now? Is life getting in the way of keeping up with the shows you wanna try out? We feel your tube-related pain. Here’s a handy feature that’ll help you locate the hidden gems in this era of Peak TV.

Humans

Network | AMC

Created By | Mi:5’s Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley (who adapted from the Swedish series Real Humans)

Number Of Episodes | Season 1 consists of eight episodes; Season 2 got underway Monday

Episode Length | 60 mins.

RelatedPeak TV Treasure: People of Earth

Premise | In an alternative version of present-day England,
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Humans: Season Two Ratings

Airing on AMC, the Humans TV show is a co-production with Channel 4 and Kudos in Britain. Season two aired in the UK months ago so, could that hurt the ratings for AMC? Because Humans is a co-production, does it need strong ratings? Will it be renewed for a third season or, will it be cancelled instead? Stay tuned.The Humans TV show takes place in a parallel present, where the latest must-have gadget for any home is a Synthetic. But what happens when these Synths are given the right to consciousness and their own free will? The cast includes Gemma Chan, Emily Berrington, Colin Morgan, Ivanno Jeremiah, Katherine Parkinson, Tom Goodman-Hill, Lucy Carless, Theo Stevenson, Pixie Davies, Carrie-Anne Moss, Marshall Allman, Neil Maskell, Ruth Bradley, Will Tudor, Sonya Cassidy, Sam Palladio, Bella Dayne, and Letitia Wright. The second season picks up with Niska (Berrington) still at
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Humans Season 2 Review

Three episodes were provided prior to broadcast.

Can a human and a machine love one another? This is the question Humans dedicates itself to not only asking, but to asking in as many ways possible.

The show exists in a setting familiar to most science-fiction fans: a world in which lifelike humanoid machines populate society’s homes and businesses. Like the hosts of Westworld or the replicants of Blade Runner, they’re anatomically identical to humans and nearly blend in with humans. However, unlike hosts and replicants, the “Synths” of Humans do not think, trick, manipulate, feel or lie. That is, except for a select few – Niska, Mia, and a handful of others – who are disrupting expectations due to their “consciousness code.”

The second season of Humans picks up a few months after its first season and opens with Niska (Emily Berrington), perhaps the most intriguing of the conscious Snyths,
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Creative England head of film steps down after four months

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Exclusive: Brek Taylor departs in latest blow to UK funding agency.

Creative England’s head of film Brek Taylor is to leave the UK funding agency this week after four months in the role.

The former director and Film London executive was appointed at the end of September 2016 following the departure of Caroline Cooper Charles, who herself served only six months in the position.

Creative England confirmed the exit but declined to comment on the reason for Taylor’s departure or a succession plan.

The 45 Years and Notes On Blindness backer had been looking to build stability in 2017 following cuts to its film operation last year.

On revealing its five-year plan for film in November, the BFI described a “refocused” role for the agency and a review of its production services operation.

At the time the BFI confirmed that the valued agency would continue to deliver popular low budget movie scheme iFeatures, which produced
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‘Humans 2.0′ Review

While I’ve known of Humans and how well the show was received, to my shame I never really watched it. When I got the chance to watch Humans 2.0 though, I decided to dive in and take it from the starting point of the second series. Through the catch-up I was able to pick-up on the importance of characters like Mia (Gemma Chan) and Leo (Colin Morgan) and the situation they were in now. With the initial focus on Niska (Emily Berrington) though at the start of the season, she soon became my favourite Synth.

If you’ve seen any British television or movies in the past few years, you’ll know why Humans 2.0 stands out. With the likes of Ruth Bardley, Neil Maskell, and Katherine Parkinson in the cast this is impressive, then add Carrie-Anne Moss and this takes the cast to an even higher level.

Carrie-Anne Moss and her character Dr.
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AMC's Humans Season 2 Trailer + Release Date!

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In many ways a superior show about AI, sentience, subjugation and rebellion than the recent Westworld, Humans will be Finally be back on AMC for a second season as of Monday, February 13, at 10 Pm..

The eight-episode second season picks up several months after the events of Year 1, with Niska (Emily Berrington) still at large and in possession of the consciousness code. Unaware of her location, Niska’s synth family — Mia (Gemma Chan), Leo (Colin Morgan) and Max (Ivanno Jeremiah) — are trying to find their place in th [Continued ...]
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Humans: Season Two Video Teases "Catastrophic Malfunction"

"You think and feel just like a human." AMC has released a new teaser for season two of Humans.The sci-fi drama takes place in a parallel present, where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a Synthetic—a human-looking robotic servant. The cast includes Colin Morgan, Gemma Chan, Katherine Parkinson, Tom Goodman-Hill, and William Hurt.Read More…
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