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"Princess" ... the life of Princess Diana again

“Princess” … the life of Princess Diana again

Oscar-nominated director Ed Perkins has led hundreds of hours of footage looking for moments that, 25 years after the death of Princess Diana, will give her a new perspective on her life and public image. Her new film “The Princess” – to be released in theaters in the UK today – is based entirely on archival scenes based on Diana’s life as a shy teenager until her death on August 31, 1997 at the age of 36. Unprecedented grief.

Perkins said that apart from the interviews and comparative analyzes that are often used as a story tool in documentaries, Diana hopes to explore the complex relationship between the media and the audience and to get an emotional response from the audience.

“Our hope is to use the archive footage as a time machine to allow viewers to retrieve our shared past and retell the story,” he added.

Perkins, who was 11 years old when Diana died, recalled the confusion of his feelings, saying he hoped his approach to filmmaking would encourage audiences to reconsider their relationship with the princess.

The director, who was nominated for an Oscar in 2019 for his short documentary Black Sheep, added: “The most interesting thing for me is what is our role in this? What is our active role in the story? To what extent are we complicit?

“I felt that Diana’s story was less relevant and more interesting to me. What does Diana’s story say about all of us?” He said.

Diana was killed in a collision with a Paris subway while fleeing from a pimp in a limousine.

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