Review: Princess Diana and the Royal Family gather for the traditional Christmas celebrations at Sandringham Estate in Norfolk. It is about her struggling with her mental health problems and also where she decides to end her marriage to Prince Charles. It is really an imagining of what might have happened in those last fateful days.
Director: Pablo Larrain
Actors: Kristen Stewart, Timothy Spall, Jack Nielen, Freddie Spry, Jack Farthing, Sean Harris, Stella Gonet, Richard Sammel, Elizabeth Berrington, Amy Manson, Sally Hawkins, James Harkness, Laura Benson, Wendy Patterson, Libby Rodliffe and John Keogh
Genre: Biography and Drama
I have to say that the whole film feels like the truth and I believed in the whole storyline. I thought that Kristen Stewart did an outstanding job of portraying Princess Diana. She trained for six months to perfect her accent. As always, I enjoyed seeing Jack Farthing. I thought he did a fantastic job of portraying Prince Charles. I have to say though that he didn’t have many lines to say. The script was very well written by Steven Knight. I loved the musical soundtrack by Jonny Greenwood. The one thing I liked about the film was that it was very sensitive towards the royal family and we never got their viewpoint on anything. Instead, the film gives a very convincing portrait of a vulnerable person struggling with mental health issues and with the role she is expected to play. The film director very cleverly uses a scarecrow as a sort of symbol of this.