The Favourite

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The Favourite

Rated: R
Showing: June 5 & 7, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Run Time: 1 Hour 59 Min.

Nominated for 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2018 Venice International Film Festival.

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.

Top Critics Consensus:

The Favourite is a wildly entertaining, bracingly cynical comedy of royal manners directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. It’s a farce with teeth. – A.O. Scott, The NYTimes

Best of all, he makes us care about this women warriors who, without compromising their strength, also reveal their vulnerability and sorrow. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

Olivia Colman is simply dazzling as a fragile, volatile and sometimes dotty Queen Anne in “The Favourite,” a zestful period piece directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. – Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

Starring: Basil Eidenbenz, Denise Mack, Emma Delves, Emma Stone, Faye Daveney, Isaura Barbé-Brown, Jack Veal, James Smith, Jennifer White, Jenny Rainsford, Joe Alwyn, John Locke, LillyRose Stevens, Mark Gatiss, Nicholas Hoult, Olivia Colman, Paul Swaine, Rachel Weisz, Timothy Innes, Wilson Radjou-Pujalte

Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos

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