Hammerman Ikon

Hammerman Ikon Film Guide

Director: Pablo Larraín
Cast: Kristen Stewart, Timothy Spall, Jack Farthing, Sean Harris, Sally Hawkins, Freddie Spry, Jack Nielen, Stella Gonet, Richard Sammel

While the British royal family gather together to spend Christmas in 1991, the mentally fragile Princess Diana attempts to deal with her life in the public eye and the imminent collapse of her marriage. Pablo Larraín's Jackie was an unconventional but dull portrait of Jackie Onassis, and I could use the same words to describe this psychological drama about the Princess of Wales. This is not a traditional biopic (neither was Diana), but a compelling portrayal of a woman having a nervous breakdown, but I'm not sure why that woman needs to be Diana. Nevertheless, Kristen Stewart gives a very fine lead performance. Jonny Greenwood's soundtrack is fitting but annoying as hell.