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The Favourite

Rating 15
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Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos
Starring Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult

A sharp tale of royal intrigue, passion, and envy in the court of Queen Anne (Academy Award winner Olivia Colman). Set in the early 18th century, England is warring with France; nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) tends to Queen Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper until a new servant, Abigail (Emma Stone), arrives and vies to court the Queen’s favour.

Dubbed a “punk Restoration romp”, Yorgos Lanthimos’ historical tragicomedy examines the relationship between three women entangled by love, loss, and loneliness.

Why the Storyhouse Young Programmers chose it:

“A modern masterpiece, and a fanciful depiction of a complicated and tense relationship between three women; The Favourite highlights misconceptions around women’s mental and physical health and the lasting impact of child loss. Olivia Colman delivers a striking portrayal of Queen Anne, showing both her frailty and her strength.”

Approx 119 mins

£5 (Non-Members: £6)