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A fable woven from the true Tragedy, Spencer takes an intimate look at the lies and conflicts which plagued the marriage of the people’s princess, Diana.
Set over three days around Christmas 1991, Diana (Kristen Stewart) is fed up with cold Prince Charles (Jack Farthing) and a separation is looming – the princess is haunted by her past and the heavy burden of her role within the monarchy. The film diverges from auto-biographical drama into a moody, ghostly fairy-tale – bringing to life the rumours of affairs and divorce which psychologically haunted Diana. Directed by Academy-award nominated Pablo Larraín (Jackie, Ema) the film stars Kristen Stewart as a mesmerising and uncanny portrait of Diana. Disorienting fantasy sequences and the dissonant soundtrack by Jonny Greenwood (Phantom Thread, We Need to Talk about Kevin) become an eerie proxy for Diana’s rapidly deteriorating mental health. The film features Timothy Spall, Sally Hawkins, Sean Harris and Jack Farthing as an exquisite supporting cast.
Ultimately, Spencer seeks to ennoble the late princess and her ordeal, capturing her at a moment of profound despair and panic. Stewart gives the performance of a lifetime, exposing the cracks forming behind a polished royal veneer, giving audiences a privileged reimagining of Diana’s tumultuous legacy.
2022 Academy Award® Nominee
BEST ACTRESS – Kristen Stewart
2021 Golden Globe® Nominee
BEST ACTRESS DRAMA – Kristen Stewart
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2022 Spotlight Award Best Actress Winner – Kristen Stewart.
Official Selection Venice Film Festival 2021
Official Selection Telluride Film Festival 2021
Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival 2021
"Rich and intoxicating and altogether magnificent "
- The Guardian
"Kristen Stewart is extraordinary"
- Time Out
"Stewart electrified the camera’s gaze even as she seemed to deflect it. Her flinty naturalism took on a paradoxical radiance."
- Los Angeles Times
"A cinematic work of art "
- First Showing
Thursday 20th January
Timothy Spall, Sally Hawkins, Kristen Stewart, Sean Harris, Jack Farthing
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