Countdown to Cannes: Princess Diana Documentary UNLAWFUL KILLING Gets Trailer

One film that myself and Matt have been discussing in the run-up to this month's Cannes film festival (which incidentally I will be covering for Film School Rejects but we'll remind you again on Wednesday), is British comedian (and occasional agent provocateur) Keith Allen's documentary Unlawful Killing - and we've both agreed it's one we are both desperate to see. The film which has the backing of Mohammed Al-Fayed, focuses on the official inquest into Princess Diana's death, documenting the alleged cover-up by the British Establishment that has thrown a shroud over the true events of that fateful night, and today we have a trailer to show off: Compelling stuff, and incredibly important film-making, no matter what the outcome. Check out Keith Allen's piece on the film at The Guardian over the weekend. Here's the official synopsis which landed at the same time as the trailer:
Unlawful Killing was finished on 9 March 2011, after three years of research and production, culminating (after a decade of delay) in an Inquest held at the Royal Courts of Justice in London. Keith Allen (father of Lily Allen) was at the centre of the inquest, covertly observing proceedings in the courtroom and amongst the press. His groundbreaking documentary recreates key moments from the inquest, and demonstrates how the cover-up was perpetrated. It shows how vital evidence of foul play was hidden from public scrutiny, how the royal family was exempted from giving evidence, and how journalists, particularly those working for the British media, systematically misreported what was happening. This is not about a conspiracy before the crash, but about a provable cover-up after the crash.
The film is set to screen in the Marche Du Film section of this year's Cannes film festival, and Allen has had this to say on the screening, and its potential impact:
Screening this film in Cannes for the world€™s media will be both exhilarating and terrifying for me. As far back as 2004, I had been intrigued by Mohammed Al Fayed€™s unrelenting determination to seek answers to the questions surrounding the death of his son, Dodi and Princess Diana. By going €˜undercover€™ at the inquest, I hoped to reconcile some of my own suspicions too- but what I experienced was horrifying. This film is, in short, the inquest of the inquest.
Mr Allen, if you're listening (or indeed anyone handling the film's affairs on the Croisette) please could you fix it for us to get in to see your film next week? Bring the festival experience home this year on Blu-ray Disc €“ keep up to date with all the latest Blu-ray news at the Blu-ray Disc Reporter.
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