If you’ve seen The Lobster and/or The Killing of a Sacred Deer, you’ll already know exactly what to expect from director Yorgos Lanthimos.
One of modern cinema’s most audacious filmmakers has brought his inimitable and idiosyncratic touch to this barmy period piece in which an ailing and apathetic Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) becomes embroiled in the rivalry that develops between her close friend and consort Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) and newly arrived chambermaid Abigail (Emma Stone). This is Lanthimos’s most playful and mainstream movie to date, but not at the expense of his signature sense of the absurd and ability to make an audience squirm.
Nominated for 10 Academy Awards this year including Best Picture, and winner of Best Actress for the magnificent Colman, The Favourite is a bizarre and brilliant costume romp with rabbits, duck racing, blood orange throwing, and majestic performances from its leading ladies. Palace politics are rarely this much fun!
Release Date: May 1, 2019
Format: DVD, Blu-ray
Starring: Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz, Emma Stone
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