Diana’s death documentary a ‘flop show’ at Cannes

Updated: May 15, 2011, 19:09 PM IST

Washington: Keith Allen’s much-hyped documentary on the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, faced a set back in its premier show at the Cannes festival as many a reporter staged a walkout from the screening while the critics found it ‘unimpressive’.

‘Unlawful Killing’, directed by the British actor - father of pop star Lily Allen, documents the 2008 inquest into the beloved royal``s death in a 1997 Paris car accident, which also killed her companion Dodi Fayed and their chauffeur Henri Paul.

The documentary caused outrage in Britain after Allen chose to include a graphic black-and-white photograph of Diana moments after the crash, as rescue workers fought to save her - an image, which has never been published in the U.K., reports Contactmusic.

Daily Mail critic Baz Bamigboye has also dismissed the film as ‘unlawfully dull’ and slammed Allen for approaching Dodi``s businessman father Mohammed Al-Fayed for financial backing, insisting that the documentary is nothing more than ‘the ramblings of a sour old man who misses his son’.