Film - Spotlight Filmfest 2022


Directed by Ed Perkins


Director: Ed Perkins
Section: Spotlight
Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2021
Language: English
Version: Original version with German subtitles
Cast: Diana Spencer, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Harry, Prince William, Prince Charles


Relying strictly on archival footage, this stirring collage allows far deeper insight than any feature film about Lady Diana.

The first motion-picture documentary about the life of the Princess of Wales gives us a completely new perspective on Lady Diana’s life, work, and tragic death. By using only contemporary archival footage, the story speaks for itself, giving us a direct, unbiased, and personal approach to one of the most photographed persons of all time.

Meet the director


Ed Perkins

Ed Perkins is a documentary director whose films have been featured on Netflix, HBO, Sky, and others. His first feature-length documentary, GARNET’S GOLD, premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and received multiple awards. Perkins went on to make IF I DIE ON MARS and BARE KNUCKLE FIGHT CLUB. Of the latter work, “The Times” wrote, “You won’t see a better documentary this year.” BLACK SHEEP (2018) earned 13 international awards and was nominated for an Academy Award for best short documentary. TELL ME WHO I AM (2019) was nominated for the British Independent Film Award. THE PRINCESS is his third feature-length documentary.


Film Editor: Jinx Godfrey Ace, Daniel Lapira
Composer: Martin Phipps
Producer: Simon Chinn, Jonathan Chinn
Production Company: DFD Films Limited
Co-Producer: Vanessa Tovell
Distributor: NORDPOLARIS GbR
TV channel: HBO, Sky, Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR), Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (rbb), Bayrischer Rundfunk (BR)