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Oscar® Week 2019

The Favourite

A sharp-tongued romp through 18th century England with Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone at their wicked best.

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.

A career-best from Oscar®-nominated director and master of the weird Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster, The Killing of a Sacred Deer).

Ireland/UK/US 2018 Dir Yorgos Lanthimos 119 min

Nominated for 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress (twice), Best Original Screenplay, Best Film Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design and Best Production Design.

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