The Favourite

Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos
Country:
UK, USA, Ireland
Year:
2018
Certificate:
15A

“A perfectly cut diamond of a film.” Variety

The latest from Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster, The Killing of a Sacred Deer) is an outrageous period comedy starring an enviable assemble cast of Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz.

A frail and capricious Queen Anne (Colman) governs an 18th century England at war with France. At her side is Lady Sarah (Weisz), her carer, confidant, lover and de facto ruler of England.

As the politics of war consume Lady Sarah, a new servant to the Queen, Abigail (Stone), cunningly usurps the beleaguered Lady Sarah.

Illuminated by outstanding performances from Colman, Weisz and Stone, each portray complex, flawed, entirely distinctive women. The Favourite is a black comedy about status and power, which is at times bizarre but always utterly distinct. 

Interested in screening this film?

  • Available on DCP Format: From February 2019
  • Available on DVD/Bluray Format: From TBC