Biography, Comedy, Drama
Year: 2018Duration: 2hrsLanguage: English with Chinese subtitles
10 Oscar nominations (2019) including Best Picture, Best Lead Actress (Olivia Colman), - Best Supporting Actress (Rachel Weisz & Emma Stone), Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design
Golden Globe winner - Best Actress (Olivia Colman)
The good folks at Twentieth Century Fox - knowing our inherent wigness for 18th century colonial comedies - are honouring us with this exclusive sneak of Yorgos Lanthimos' knee-slapping, britches brew of a period comedy THE FAVOURITE.
Early 18th century Europe. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are trending. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Coleman) 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 charming but ambitious new servant, Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, the unsuspecting Sarah is taken in and places Abigail under her wing- but unbeknownst to her, all Abigail sees is a chance to return to her aristocratic roots; a chance to step into the breach to fill in as the Queen's companion and fulfill her ambitions - and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.