THE FAVOURITE
Country:
Ireland, UK, USA
Year:
2018
Category:
Biography, Comedy, Drama, Exhibition, Highlight
Release date:
07/02/2019
Duration:
1 hours 59 minutes
Writers:
Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
Director:
Yorgos Lanthimos
Cast:
Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz
Age restriction:
M/16
Language:
English

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 Churchill (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail Masham (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.

Festivals & Awards
Venice Film Festival 2018: Festival de Veneza 2018: Winner of the “Grand Special Jury Prize” (Yorgos Lanthimos) e the Best Actress Award (Olivia Colman)
British Independent Film Awards 2018: Winner of 11 awards, including vest Screenplay. Best independant Movie and Best Director
Golden Globes 2018: Nominated for Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Movie
SAG Awards 2018: Nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role (Emma Stone e Rachel Weisz) and Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role (Olivia Colman).

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