2021 ( UK | Germany | USA | Chile ) ( Biography, Drama )
DIRECTOR: Pablo Larraín
STARRING: Kristen Stewart, Timothy Spall, Jack Nielen
The marriage between Princess Diana and Prince Charles has long since grown cold. Though rumours of affairs and a divorce abound, peace is ordained for the Christmas festivities at the queen’s estate. This intense, bold film plays out over three days at Christmas, ten years after Charles had married Di and on the cusp of their split. They can barely look at each other and Di’s behaviour spirals to near-madness.
Director Pablo Larrain makes the atmosphere so suffocating, Diana’s erratic behaviour is understandable. Kristen Stewart’s remarkable performance makes this “fable of true tragedy” – as it is prefaced – a wonder to watch.