Kristen Stewart unrecognizable in Lady Di: the first images of the film “Spencer” unveiled (video)

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The trailer for the movie Spencer has been unveiled …Funny, whimsical and fragile: American actress Kristen Stewart succeeds in her perilous bet to play Princess Diana, who died 24 years ago, in the film signed Pablo Larrain.

This icon, dissected in many documentaries, series and films, has she still Something to reveal? In almost two hours, the Chilean filmmaker responds in the affirmative by universalizing the intimacy of this woman who can no longer breathe, suffocated by the corseted protocol of Windsor more refusing to give up his freedom.

“A fable from a tragedy”: the incipit of the film sets the tone. It’s Christmas and the royal family is gathering in full force at Sandringham Castle, set amidst manicured gardens at the french very photogenic but conducive to melancholy.

Everything is settled in line but it is counting without Diana, who arrives at the wheel of her convertible Porsche after the arrival of the queen, almost a crime of lèse-majesté. Like a dog in a bowling game, she cannot bow to the straitjacket of the quasi-military rules which govern the daily life of Windsor: meals at fixed times with the appropriate clothing labeled for each occasion.

This well-ordered ballet is craquèle under the blows of Diana, who for her part is slowly losing her footing little: her husband’s infidelities with “her” (Camilla, the one whose name we do not pronounce), the gaze of others and the eating disorders that torment her do not help. She rejects this life and looks back with nostalgia on the freedom of her childhood.

“Like an insect”

We didn’t just want to create his replica, but to use the cinema and its tools to bring to life an inner world that strikes the right balance between the mystery and the fragility of his character.“, I explained Pablo Larrain, who said he was fascinated by its “mystery” and “magnetism”, “perfect elements for a film”.

The presence of Diana/Christian radiates the screen, to the point of totally eclipsing the secondary characters, who gravitate like unwelcome butterflies around a light bulb incandescent: just like in the photos taken during his lifetime, we only see her. Served by impeccable costumes and music mixing classical and jazz, Diana leads or suffers the dance, but always remains at the center, to her greatest despair.

A servant slips him a wise man advice: “They won’t change, you have to change, you” perdue! She also has no illusions about her “beauty, useless as a garment” and which condemns her to live “under a microscope like an insect whose head and legs are cut off.”

She sees herself as a new Ann Boleyn, one of the wives that Henry VIII will cheat and end up having beheaded. The scene where Diana and Charles, separated by a very symbolic pool table, try to explain themselves, abstract perfectly the dialogue of the deaf between these two incompatible personalities who will end up leaving each other.
The saddest thing about this story is that we’ll never know who she really was, and yet cwas all she wanted to tell her story herself“, observed Kristen Stewart in front of the press.

A through “Spencer”, Diana’s maiden name, Pablo Larrain wanted “deepen the process at the base of Diana’s choices, which oscillates between doubt and determination and ends up choosing freedom“,” a decision that defined his legacy “.

Riding the “miracle” of Kristen Stewart’s performance (dixit Larrain!), “Spencer” brilliantly managed to escape the pitfalls wrecked in 2013 by “Diana”, with Naomi Watts in the title role, both the most expensive of the princess films and one of the worst, by the general opinion.

Le journal The Guardian had gone so far as to write that sixteen years after Diana’s death in Paris in 1997, at the age of 36, in a car accident, the film signed “another horrible death” for the princess.

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