UK/Germany/Chile 2021, 111 min Director Pablo Larraín
What more is there to say about the late Princess Diana, whose life pop culture has already thoroughly dissected? Plenty, as it turns out, when Pablo Larraín is the auteur interpreting the very public life of the beloved Princess of Wales. The Jackie (MVFF 2017) director will have audiences clutching their pearls at the sight of this gripping, unconventional take on an unhappily married Diana, played with intense insight and emotional heft by Kristen Stewart. Focused on a suffocating 1991 Christmas with the royal family at the pristine Sandringham grounds in Norfolk, England, Larraín and screenwriter Steven Knight weave elements of The Wizard of Oz, A Christmas Carol, and even It’s a Wonderful Life into a provocative fable, as daring as it is unpredictable. Rich period details; a cast full of acting royalty including Sally Hawkins and Timothy Spall; and Jonny Greenwood’s eclectic soundtrack support every unforgettable moment. –Randy Myers
Wednesday, Oct 13, 2:00pm, Smith Rafael Film Center
Saturday, Oct 16, 6:00pm, CinéArts Sequoia
$14 Member | $16.50 General | $15 Senior | $8 Students & Youth (12 & Under)
Prolific Chilean director, writer, and producer Pablo Larraín’s fourth feature film, No (2012), received a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar® nomination. Among his other films are Tony Manero (2008), Venice 70: Future Reloaded (2013), The Club (2015), Neruda (2016), Jackie (2016), and Ema (2019).
Juan de Dios Larraín, Jonas Dornbach, Paul Webster