The Queen (2006)

Here we have masterful performances based on real characters and real events.

The subjects are British royalty and government during the week following the death of Princess Diana. It is a clash of tradition and modernity (though it is probably better understood today as post-modernity). While Queen Elizabeth II prefers to present a subdued response to the death, her subjects criticize her for not responding in a more emotional and elaborate manner.

Another aspect of this powerful film that affected me was the sense of duty that the queen bears. I'm no royalist, but I am impressed at the commitment the queen has towards her kingdom. She does get to live like a queen too though. . .

Truth: Despite one's intentions for good, perception is everything. One must contend with evolving understandings of how things should be done and said.

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