The Favourite 119 mins

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Yorgos Lanthimos's bawdy, acerbic tale of royal intrigue, passion, envy and betrayal in the court of Queen Anne in early 18th century England.

At the centre of the story is the Queen herself (Olivia Colman), whose relationship with her confidante, adviser and clandestine lover Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (Rachel Weisz) is turned upside down by the arrival of the Duchess’s younger cousin Abigail (Emma Stone). Soon the balance of power shifts between the women as they jockey for influence with the Queen and the court.

10 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS: Incl. Best Picture,  Best Director (Yorgas Lanthimos),  Best Actress (Olivia Colman),  Best Supporting Actress ( Emma Stone, Rachel  Weisz), Best Costume Design (Sandy Powell).

GOLDEN GLOBES ACHIEVEMENTS: WINNER for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy for Olivia Colman. NOMINATED for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy;Best Supporting Actress in a supporting role in any motion picture for Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz; Best Screenplay - Motion Picture for Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara.

WINNER:  Venice Film Festival 2018: Best Actress (Olivia Colman) and the Grand Jury Prize.

 

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5stars
Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz and the mighty Olivia Colman turn a period piece into a caustic comeuppance comedy with fangs and claws.
Rolling Stone

4stars
The Favourite earns its Oscar buzz as a royally good time in very bad company... I command you to see it!
Peter Howell, Toronto Star
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