The Favourite (15)
Thu 01 Jan 1970 - Thu 01 Jan 1970
£7* | £5* students/under 25s | 3 films for £18*
Dir. Yorgos Lanthimos
119 mins, 2018. Ireland, UK, USA
Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz
Enjoy breakfast in our Café Bar before the screening on Tue 22 Jan.
£9.50: Film + cup of tea + something from our breakfast menu.
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 (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Annes ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at 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 Queens companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfil her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.
Yorgos Lanthimoss (Dogtooth, The Lobster, The Killing of a Sacred Deer) latest is an outrageous period comedy with outstanding performances by Emma Stone, Olivia Colman and Rachel Weisz.
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