Venice 78 was inaugurated with the screening of Parallel Mothers, the new thing by Pedro Almodóvar, and has been the premiere point for films such as Dune and Last night in Soho. For its part, Pablo Larrain he has also used the international festival as an exhibition showcase for Spencer.
Putting aside her role as Bella Swan, Kristen Stewart this time he adopts a candid representation of Lady diana for a narrative that takes us back to December 1991, a time when, according to the film’s official synopsis, the marriage of the prince and the princess of Wales has long since cooled off.
The approach to the character has not only earned the 31-year-old actress a three-minute standing ovation at the Venice Film Festival, it has also allowed the feature film to garner its first criticisms. In that sense, we present you an extract of some reviews.
- Xan Brooks – The Guardian
“Kristen Stewart is totally compelling in the title role. She delivers a weird, mannered performance like Diana, which is totally normal when you consider that Diana herself delivered a weird and mannered performance, adorning her innate elegance with studied flirtatious winks. (…) But Stewart effectively captures the agony of a woman so programmed and isolated that she feels she has no escape and has lost sight of who she is.
- Owen Gleiberman – Variety
“Kristen Stewart doesn’t just do an imitation (although on an imitation level she is superb). Becomes; change their appearance, their rhythm, their karma. Watching her play Diana, we see an echo, perhaps, of Stewart’s own ambivalent relationship to stardom: the way she stands on an awards podium, biting her lip, reveling in the attention even when she’s slightly uncomfortable with it. her (and even when she makes that distrust of the limelight a key element of her stardom). However, what we see in Stewart’s Diana is a woman of natural elegance, with a radiance that flows from her, except that a part of her is forced to crush that brightness, because her life has become a ruin ” .
- Pete Hammond – Deadline
“I can’t say enough about Stewart’s performance, which goes from giving the impression of being an impossibly well-represented figure to wonderfully achieving the essence of who he was. It is a vigorous, bitter, poignant and totally impressive twist, which takes Diana down paths we had not seen in this mesmerizing performance ”.
- David Rooney – The Hollywood Reporter
“The film rests on the shoulders of Stewart, who commits to the slightly wacky excesses of the film as much as to its moments of delicate lighting. The hair and makeup team has done a remarkable job of altering their appearance to suit the theme, even though it is a film in which the essence of the characters is given more weight than the resemblance of the actors to them. But Stewart’s meticulous work with accent and gestures is impeccable. The camera loves it, and it has rarely been more magnetic, or more heartbreakingly fragile. “