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Spencer

Spencer

  • Directed by Pablo Larraín
  • Starring Kristen Stewart, Timothy Spall, Jack Farthing, Sean Harris, Amy Manson
  • DEU | CHL | UK | USA | 117mins | 2021 | rated (12A)

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film runtime: 1h 57m

Kristen Stewart, writer Steven Knight, and director Pablo Larraín offer an intense, penetrating study of the tragic British icon.

For the Christmas of 1991, the royal family decamp to Sandringham, with an unwilling princess Diana in tow. For all her fame and the love of her children, she is hopelessly trapped: her husband’s affections have clearly shifted elsewhere, the ubiquitous staff fix her every move, and the ravenous press are never far away. In the dark, haunted atmosphere of the estate, her mental state quickly declines, with unexpected results. Like his last biopic Jackie, Larraín shows a famous woman crushed by institutional prestige, but now in a much more gothic light: for him and Knight (Peaky Blinders) the family is a monster, and Stewart unpacks the famous mannerisms to reveal a besieged, valiant victim.