Published Friday, 20 September 2013
She was encouraged by her new lover, leading heart surgeon Dr Hasnat Khan, and their passionate but necessarily clandestine romance provides the film's central theme.
Played by Naomi Watts (The Impossible) and Naveen Andrews (Lost), the two protagonists reflect the constraints imposed on them by media fixation, but also their deep bond, which informed Stephen Jeffreys' meticulously researched screenplay.
Much garlanded director Oliver Hirschbiegel (Downfall, Five Minutes of Heaven) completes the picture with his wonderfully acute eye for character-led drama.
Make up your mind after you have seen the film (not before!) and join in the discussion with UTV's resident film critic, Brian Henry Martin, and special guest Frances Burscough, columnist with the Belfast Telegraph.
One of the most eagerly anticipated films of the year is director Oliver Hirschbeigal's big screen biography Diana, exploring the last two years in the dramatic life of the late Princess Of Wales.
But has he made a captivating romantic tragedy or a right royal mess? I can't wait to see it and look forward to hearing your thoughts at this month's film club.
Brian Henry Martin
Diana, Sunday 29 September, 6.50pm
Dir: Oliver Hirschbiegel, 1 hour 54 minutes, 2013, Drama. Cast: Naomi Watts, Naveen Andrews, Douglas Hodge.
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