New York Premiere of "Diana"
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 7:30 pm
Event hosted by: Cinema Society
Event hosted by: Swisher Productions
DIANA takes audiences into the private realm of one of the worldâ€™s most iconic and inescapably public women â€“ the Princess of Wales, Diana (two-time OscarÂ® nominee NAOMI WATTS) â€” in the last two years of her meteoric life. On the occasion of the 16th anniversary of her sudden death, acclaimed director Oliver Hirschbiegel (the OscarÂ®-nominated Downfall) explores Dianaâ€™s final rite of passage: a secret love affair with Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan (NAVEEN ANDREWS, â€œLost,â€ The English Patient), the human complications of which reveal the Princessâ€™s climactic days in a compelling new light.
Hirschbiegel directs from a screenplay by award-winning playwright Stephen Jeffreys, inspired by the book Diana: Her Last Love by Kate Snell, which was in turn drawn from extensive interviews with close friends and confidantes. The result is a window into the tumultuous, change-filled period from 1995-1997, in the wake of Dianaâ€™s shattering divorce from Prince Charles, and at the moment when she stood on the cusp of a different life, evolving into a global humanitarian, a master of maneuvering fame and becoming her own woman.