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The Favourite (MA15+)

  • St.George OpenAir Cinema Mrs Macquaries Road Sydney, NSW, 2000 Australia (map)

IRELAND | UK | USA |

RELEASE DATE DEC 20, 2018 |

DIRECTOR: Yorgos Lanthimos

STARRING: Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Olivia Colman

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 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 fulfill her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.

“It's a period piece with a wink. It's also funny as hell and a true big-screen treat.” CHICAGO SUN TIMES

“A wicked delight.” HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“It's a perfectly cut diamond of a movie - a finely executed, coldly entertaining entry in the genre of savage misanthropic baroque costume drama.” VARIETY

 

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 Strong coarse language

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