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'What do you think the English will say?' Pablo Larrain on his pop horror Diana film

Jasper Rees talks to the Chilean director Pablo Larrain about his new film, Spencer, which makes The Crown look like royalist propaganda

30 October 2021

9:00 AM

30 October 2021

9:00 AM

It all looks ever so Sandringham. Formal evening garb, dining table the length of a cricket pitch, royalty nibbling in silence. As a tableau vivant it might be lit by Lichfield and styled by Hartnell. And yet something is awry. The beautiful princess feels stifled. She grabs at the tourniquet of pearls roped round her neck, whereupon it snaps.

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Spencer opens in cinemas on 5 November.

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