Oscar Wilde's the Nightingale and the Rose

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  • PG-13
  • 2015
  • 14 min
  • 7.8  (85)

Oscar Wilde's "The Nightingale and the Rose" is an enchanting film adaptation of Wilde's classic fairy tale, released in 2015. Starring a talented cast including Mia Wasikowska, Geoffrey Rush, and Benedict Samuel, the movie brings to life the poignant story of love, sacrifice, and the pursuit of beauty. Set in a whimsical Victorian era, the tale follows the life of a young student named Cyril (played by Benedict Samuel) who is deeply infatuated with his university classmate, Evangeline (portrayed by Mia Wasikowska). Cyril realizes that his affection for Evangeline goes far beyond mere admiration and decides to express his love by presenting her with a memorable gift on the night of a grand ball. The catch is that Cyril must find a red rose, an elusive flower that holds symbolic significance and conveys true love.

As Cyril searches desperately for a red rose, he encounters a wise Nightingale (voiced by Geoffrey Rush) who is moved by his passion and offers assistance. The Nightingale, overcome by Cyril's desperation, agrees to help him procure the rarest and most beautiful rose. However, the task comes with a price— the Nightingale must sacrifice her own life in order to bring the rose to fruition.

This touching narrative explores complex themes of love and sacrifice, as the Nightingale embarks on a perilous journey to find the mystical rose. Encountering various obstacles and undergoing personal struggles, the Nightingale remains resolute and determined to fulfill Cyril's wish, despite the ultimate cost she will pay.

As the film unfolds, audiences are transported into a visually stunning world, abundant with vibrant colors, exquisite costumes, and intricate set designs that capture the essence of Oscar Wilde's timeless tale. The attention to detail in recreating this Victorian era is breathtaking, immersing viewers in a bygone era of romance and melancholy.

Led by the compelling performances of Mia Wasikowska and Benedict Samuel, the characters of Evangeline and Cyril emerge as dynamic individuals grappling with the complexities of love. Wasikowska breathes life into Evangeline, infusing her with charm, grace, and an inherent sense of longing. Samuel, on the other hand, portrays Cyril with vulnerability, showcasing his inner turmoil and determination.

The voice talent of Geoffrey Rush further enhances the film's captivating nature, as he lends an air of wisdom and warmth to the Nightingale. His voiceover work adeptly conveys the Nightingale's compassion, sacrifice, and unwavering loyalty towards Cyril, making her a truly unforgettable character.

"The Nightingale and the Rose" also boasts a stunning musical score, composed by a talented team, that perfectly complements the film's atmosphere and enhances the emotional impact of key scenes. The music seamlessly weaves through the story, guiding the audience's emotions and evoking a range of feelings from hope and excitement to despair and heartache.

Overall, Oscar Wilde's "The Nightingale and the Rose" is a beautifully crafted film that stays true to the essence of the original fairy tale, while adding its own visual and emotional layers. Through its spellbinding cinematography, mesmerizing performances, and timeless themes, the movie serves as a reminder of the sacrifices one can make for love and the rarity and importance of finding true beauty in the world.

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Oscar Wilde's the Nightingale and the Rose is a 2015 animated movie with a runtime of 14 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.8.

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    7.8  (85)