“Spencer”, directed by Pablo Larrain, has already aroused the admiration of the public at festivals in Venice, Telluride and Toronto. The eyes of cinema lovers were especially focused on Kristen Stewart, who plays the role of Princess Diana.
“Spencer” is one of the most anticipated films of the year. It has already aroused admiration among critics and audiences of the three most important autumn film festivals in the world: in Venice, Telluride and Toronto. The character of Princess Diana Kristen Stewart, who plays in it, is mentioned as the favorite for the Oscar nomination.
“Spencer” is another biopic of Chilean master Pablo Larrain. Earlier, he transferred the story of the Chilean Nobel Prize winner Pablo Neruda (“Neruda”) and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (“Jackie”) to the silver screen. But Larrain does not create a fictionalized document about selected historical figures, but with them he tries to create a study of specific experiences. His heroes cease to be outstanding individuals, and are placed in the center of attention as ordinary people, with all the baggage of advantages and disadvantages. In “Jackie”, Natalie Portman plays the role of a woman overwhelmed by her husband’s murder, fighting to preserve his memory, and mourning in front of millions. In one moment, from being the beloved first lady of the USA, she became the “first widow”.
Larrain builds the plots of his films on a specific part of his characters’ lives. In the case of “Spencer”, these are the last Christmas that Diana spent with the royal family together. Stewart – as critics write – not only plays the role of Diana, but also phenomenally reflects her energy, way of being, emotions, delights with every detail of her “transformation” into the Princess of Wales.
“Spencer” – plot and theatrical release date
“A coldness had long crept into the marriage of Princess Diana and Prince Charles. There are rumors of their affairs and possible divorce. But Christmas at the royal estate of Sandringham is meant to bring peace and ease tensions. silencing disputes. Diana knows the game well. This year, however, things will take a different turn “- reads the description of the film’s distributor.
In addition to Stewart, the cast included Richard Sammel, Stella Gonet, Jack Farthing and Sally Hawkins.
The film will hit theaters on November 5.
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