The Favourite (15)

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Cast: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz
Language: English
Country of Origin: Ireland, UK, USA
Year: 2018
Running Time: 119m

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Winner of 10 Best British Independent Film Awards 2018 including – Best British Independent Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Screenplay.

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 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.

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the hard of hearing and audio description screening is on Wednesday 6 March at 6pm

 


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