Screening of the film Diana by Oliver Hirschbiegel
About the film: Based on Kate Snell's 2001 book Diana: Her Last Love, the film depicts the last two years of the princess' life, beginning with events when Diana (Naomi Watts) divorces Charles, Prince of Wales. She falls in love with Pakistani Heart Surgeon, Dr Hasnat Khan (Naveen Andrews). The film depicts her historic tours of Angola, in her campaign against the use of land mines. Trips to causes in Australia, Pakistan, New York City, Bosnia, Italy and ultimately Paris, are also shown, with recreations of the fashions she wore in real life. Her desire for a life with Khan ends due to his wish for a private life and objections to her celebrity. The film depicts her dating of Egyptian Dodi Fayed as an attempt to make Khan jealous, but it ends with the car crash that killed Diana, Fayed and Fayed's driver in the Pont Alma Tunnel, in Paris – however there is no re-enactment of the crash scene.
Date: Saturday 25 June 2016
Time: 1700 hrs onwards
Venue: British Council, Chennai
The movie screening will be followed by a discussion on women writers and their works in the context of Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction
For registrations please contact Susan Chettri at 044-42050651 or at firstname.lastname@example.org