Kristen Stewart-starrer Spencer trailer looks beyond the beauty of Princess Diana
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Kristen Stewart-starrer Spencer trailer looks beyond the beauty of Princess Diana

The trailer is a Kristen Stewart show through and through.

Hia Datta
Sep 23, 2021
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Kristen Stewart in a still fromt the trailer.

Kristen Stewart-starrer Spencer, that made waves at international film festivals such as Venice film festival 2021, Tellurde Film Festival 2021, Toronto International film festival 2021 has finally released its full-length trailer. Helmed by Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larraín, the biographical drama Spencer unfolds in December, 1991. In the three days of Princess Diana’s stay with the royal family of House in Windsor, there’s the hullabaloo of press attention and dead calm within the beautiful Diana in the wake of her crumbling marriage with Price Charles, played by Jack Farthing.

The film features Timothy Spall, Sally Hawkins and Sean Harris in key roles too.

Watch the trailer here.

Princess Diana is late for the Christmas gathering at the Sandringham estate in Norfolk. “They’re waiting for you. So, stand very still and smile a lot,” Diana is advised. But she is sad, and says in the trailer, “Here in this house, there is no future. Past and present are the same thing.” Through the beautiful countryside, the opulence, the fineries, there’s an overbearing whiff of gloom and aloofness, wafting in the air, wafting through the mist. The postcard, picture-perfect, tailor-made for paparazzi Diana is trapped in the royal house, and the atmosphere is eerie and claustrophobic. This trailer is a thing of beauty, that wafts into the brittleness that lies within the royal seams of the Princess of Wales, and into the inner portrait of the angelic Princess who mesmerised one and all through the late 20th century and ever since. The trailer hints at a career-best performance by Kristen Stewart in depicting the interiority of the enigmatic lady and Stewart towers through it all.

Back in an interview with the Guardian, Stewart has said that she had experienced intense internalisation to the extent that “there were moments where my body and mind would forget she was dead.” She felt that some “spooky, spiritual feelings” were creating the movie. The Bafta-winning actor added that she felt as if the spirit of Princess Diana was ‘trying to break through,’ leading on to a ‘weird, amazing’ feeling.

The film, which is unanimously being hailed as an Oscar-winning act by the Twilight actress, will have a theatrical release on November 5, 2021 in the US and UK.

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