THE FAVOURITE (LA FAVORITE)

120' | Drame, History | USA

Director

Yórgos Lánthimos

Cast

Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult

Storyline

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

Golden Globes 2019 & Mostra Venise 2018 - Olivia Colman best actress
Rating: 12 (16)

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