The complete trailer of Spencer has been released before the movie’s November release. The Kristen Stewart starrer is about Diana Spencer, better known as Princess Diana, as she handles the impending breakup of her marriage with Prince Charles.
It is Christmas and the entire family is going to spend some time together. For now, the nuptial problems between the couple are only a rumour.
Diana appears late, as if to make a point, and decides she can keep a rigid upper lip, for which the Brits are well-known. It is only three days, she reassures herself.
The trailer assures a dramatic, focussed and tricky take on the character of Princess Diana, which has been often been lessened to either pure evil or the very definition of goodness in the public imagination. The truth, as always, lies someplace in between.
Spencer looks like a mandatory examination of the psyche of a woman sensing resentment and who was, most agree, wronged by the powerful royal family.
The movie does not purport to be an all-encompassing tale of Diana, which is good, because we already have too many of those. Stewart looks breathtaking in the role. She seems to be nailing that sharp accent Diana had.
Directed by Pablo Larraín and written by Steven Knight, the movie has earned highly positive appraisals, with Stewart’s performance one of the things being singled out for praise.
The picture has scored 91 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes. The critical accord reads, “Spencer can frustrate with its idiosyncratic depiction of its subject’s life, but Kristen Stewart’s finely modulated performance anchors the film’s flights of fancy.”
The official synopsis reads, “The marriage of Princess Diana and Prince Charles has long since grown cold. Though rumours of affairs and a divorce abound, peace is ordained for the Christmas festivities at the Queen’s Sandringham Estate. There’s eating and drinking, shooting and hunting. Diana knows the game. But this year, things will be profoundly different. SPENCER is an imagining of what might have happened during those few fateful days.”