She is the longest-lived and longest-reigning British monarch. Ever. Queen Elizabeth II is the longest-serving female head of state in the history of the world. There’s hardly anyone on the planet who hasn’t grown up with her face, her presence, her image constantly around them - on coins and stamps and banknotes and on tea-towels and mugs and Sex Pistol record sleeves and carrier bags. It’s her apparent ordinariness and humility, and her refusal to move with the times in her dress or her routine that makes her all the more a fixed point in a chaotic firmament.
Using archive like a time-machine, director Kevin Loader (Notting Hill) builds portraits and versions of the woman and the icon: whizzing back and forth through the decades, sampling needle-drop music and a bit of social history along the way. Elizabeth: A Portrait In Parts is a celebration, but without judgement or voice-over or debate or talking heads or commentary. A truly cinematic Mystery Tour up and down the decades; playful, poetic, funny, disobedient, ungovernable, affectionate, inappropriate, mischievous... And in awe.
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