An intriguing documentary is hitting HBO Max this week.
On Sunday, Aug. 13, the streaming service is releasing The Princess, an immersive look at the life of Princess Diana. The documentary is directed by Academy Award nominee Ed Perkins and produced by Lightbox, Simon Chinn, and Jonathan Chinn.
“The relationship of Diana and Charles, the Prince and Princess of Wales, was tabloid fodder for nearly two decades, the subject of almost daily headlines in the 24-hour news cycle. The Princess draws solely from contemporaneous archival audio and video footage to take audiences back to key events in Diana’s life as they happened, including their seemingly fairy-tale public courtship and wedding, the birth of their two sons, their bitter divorce, and Diana’s tragic and untimely death on August 31, 1997,” reads the synopsis.
“Intensely emotional, The Princess is a visceral submersion into Diana’s life in the constant and often intrusive glare of the media spotlight. The film unfolds as if it were in the present, allowing viewers to experience the overwhelming adoration, but also intense scrutiny of Diana’s every move and the constant judgement of her character. Through archival material, the film is also a reflection of society at the time, revealing the public’s own preoccupations, fears, aspirations, and desires. The film debut coincides with the 25th anniversary of Princess Diana’s tragic death.”
What’s Coming to HBO Max | Aug. 8-14
What to Watch on HBO Max on Aug. 9
- Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Detroit Lions, Season 17 Premiere (HBO)
What to Watch on HBO Max on Aug. 13
- The Princess, Original Documentary Premiere (HBO)