The Favourite

February 7, 2019

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos; Starring: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz; Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama; Age: 14+; Time: 119 minutes

Early 18th century England is at war with the French. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail arrives, Sarah takes her 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 Queen’s 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.