Christmas. 1991. Sandringham Estate.
The Royal Family gathers for their annual three-day celebrations.
Diana, Princess of Wales (a mesmerising Kirsten Stewart) arrives late, having circumvented her driver and security detail.Her marriage to Prince Charles now hanging by a thread due to his affair with Camilla Parker Bowles which has now become public.
Cold-shouldered by the family, quietly admired by the staff, Diana struggles and stumbles through her final Christmas of expectation, tradition and hypocrisy.
Billed as a ‘fable from a true tragedy’ Larraín’s imaginative interpretation of how those days played out for the strained Diana, lead us through a maze of her internal and external struggles, some real some imagined. Nothing is what it seems but freedom is calling…
‘’Stewarts finely detailed work on the accent and mannerisms is impeccable. The camera adores her, and she has seldom been more magnetic, or more heartbreakingly fragile.‘’ – David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
‘’★★★★★ Larraíns approach to the material is rich and intoxicating and altogether magnificent.’’ – Xan Brooks, The Guardian