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Length: 119 mins
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Cast: Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz, Emma Stone
While England is at war with France and an increasingly frail Queen Anne occupies the throne, Lady Sarah and new servant Abigail fight to be ‘The Favourite’ of their Queen.
Sarah is Anne’s closest friend, and is often forced to manage the country in her stead. And her absences from Anne’s side give Abigail the chance to slip in and become the Queen’s new companion, with a possibility of finally fulfilling her ambitions.
Men, women, politics or rabbits won’t stand in her way in ‘The Favourite’, starring Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz.
The fullest realisation of Yorgos Lanthimos’s (The Killing of a Sacred Deer, The Lobster) talents to date, The Favourite has the beauty of Barry Lyndon and the avant garde edge of Peter Greenaway. A fantastic start to the year of film.
“Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Favourite is wonderful, nasty fun, a period drama (wigs, breeches, beauty spots) that holds the screen with gnashing teeth and slashing nails.” – Vulture
“Consistently, relentlessly hilarious, Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone are on top form in this deranged court comedy.” ★★★★★ – The Independent
“Yorgos Lanthimos’s tragicomedy set in the court of Queen Anne boasts daring performances from its three female stars and lashings of lust, intrigue and deceit.” ★★★★ – The Guardian