A wildly entertaining, bracingly cynical comedy of royal manners... It's a farce with teeth. ” NY Times
Following on from The Lobster, The Killing of a Sacred Deer and Dogtooth, Yorgos Lanthimos’ 2019 film THE FAVOURITE graces us once more at Thornbury Picture House – come see Olivia Colman in her Oscar-winning performance, alongside the stunning Rachel Weisz and dashing Emma Stone.
Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail (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.
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