The Princess (2022)
August 14, 2022 3:14 AM - Subscribe

The story of Princess Diana is told exclusively through contemporaneous archive creating a bold and immersive narrative of her life and death.

Note: Something is wrong with the IMDB API or whatever the central place descriptions are pulled from. My AT&T cable box was showing this on HBO as: When a strong-willed princess refuses to wed the cruel sociopath, she is kidnapped and locked in a remote tower of her father’s castle. With her vindictive suitor intent on taking her father’s throne, the princess must save the kingdom.

While I appreciate the biting satire it appears that the other Princess movie that came out this year is getting confused with this one. I'm going to post it with the wrong link because if cable providers are also pulling in bad data I assume it'll be fixed shortly.
posted by geoff. (1 comment total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Great review from the NY Times, The director Ed Perkins uses only found footage to create a harrowing account of Diana’s life and death.:
The first clue that “The Princess” will not be your standard-issue Diana Spencer documentary is that the director is Ed Perkins. Perkins’s last film, “Tell Me Who I Am” (2019), which was also his first feature, told a painful true story of identical twins whose lives were upended by abuse and memory loss. While its perspective was compassionate, its revelations were presented in a way that could best be called unsparing.

There are few revelations in this picture, which chronicles Diana’s life from right before the announcement of her engagement to Prince Charles up until her death in a car accident in Paris in 1997. Actually, the movie, made up entirely of archival footage, begins with careening video taken while she and her companion, the businessman Dodi Fayed, were fleeing paparazzi on the evening of her death.
posted by geoff. at 11:04 AM on August 14


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