The Favourite

Nominated for 10 Academy Awards, winner of 7 BAFTAs, winner of 1 Golden Globe!

In the early 18th century, England is at war with the French.

Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving.

A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne, and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead, while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper.

When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing, and Abigail sees a chance to return to her aristocratic roots.

The Favourite sees director Yorgos Lanthimos balancing a period setting against rich, timely subtext – and getting roundly stellar performances from his well-chosen stars, like Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz.

Weisz and Stone are both brilliantly witty and nimble, but Colman’s performance is nothing short of sublime.

R | 1h 59min | Biography, Comedy, Drama | English subtitles