The Favourite

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Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper.


When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen’s companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfil her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.


“Consistently, relentlessly hilarious, Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone are on top form in this deranged court comedy”The Independent


Nominated for 10 Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director, Lead Actress and 2x Best Supporting Actress

BBFC rating
15
Year
2018
Running time
119 mins
Country
Ireland, UK
Director
Yorgos Lanthinos
Cast
Olivia Coleman, Rachel Weisz, Emma StoneOlivia Coleman, Rachel Weisz, Emma Stone

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