First show: January 18
In his third English-language film in four years, Yorgos Lanthimos (THE LOBSTER) appears in rollicking, virtuosic form with Olivia Colman, Emma Stone & Rachel Weisz revealing in the wit of royal court life.
In the 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 governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing, and Abigail sees a chance to return to her aristocratic roots.
“THE FAVOURITE’s seductive use of natural lighting from the earliest scenes, as the sun streams in through the palace windows, or as candlelight flickers across the actors’ faces at night, recalls another unorthodox period satire, Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon. But it’s the vibrantly alive performances and the mischievous spark of the dialogue that will expand Lanthimos’ audience beyond his previous two English-language films, The Lobster and The Killing of a Sacred Deer, both equally distinctive works but for more rarefied tastes.” – David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. Biography/Drama/Comedy. 120 minutes. Cast includes Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, and Nicholas Hoult. USA.
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