Director: Yorgos Lanthimos.
Cast: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn.
120 minutes, UK / USA / Ireland, 2018.
An outrageous period comedy with an enviable assemble cast of Emma Stone, Oliva Colman and Rachel Weisz, The Favourite is a distinctly black comedy. Early 18th Century, a frail and capricious Queen Anne (Colman) sits on England’s throne. Her confidant and de facto ruler of England, Lady Sarah (Weisz), is soon to be usurped by a new servant to the Queen, Abigail (Stone).
Illuminated by outstanding performances from Colman, Weisz and Stone, each portray complex, flawed, entirely distinctive women. The Favourite is a black comedy about status and power, it is at times bizarre but always utterly distinct.
Venice Film Festival 2018.
Telluride Film Festival 2018.
New York Film Festival 2018.
London film festival 2018.
Cork International Film Festival 2018.
Venice Film Festival 2018 – Winner Grand Special Jury Prize Yorgos Lanthimos.
Venice Film Festival 2018 – Winner Volpi Cup Best ActressOlivia Colman
A perfectly cut diamond of a film.
– Owen Gleiberman, Variety
Fabulously entertaining, sumptuously crafted, delectably witty.
– David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter.
Attendance at a single Screening €8 or Concession €6 on the door.