THE FAVOURITE is here. Yorgos Lanthimos’s bawdy, acerbic tale of royal intrigue, passion, envy and betrayal in the court of Queen Anne in early 18th century England. You can see it in a number of different ways, but if you want to see it under the stars, it is on at Luna Outdoor in Leederville for a week from Boxing Day (Wednesday 26th Dec—Wednesday January 2). At the centre of the story is the Queen herself (Olivia Colman), whose relationship with her confidante, adviser and clandestine lover Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (Rachel Weisz) is turned upside down by the arrival of the Duchess’s younger cousin Abigail (Emma Stone). Soon the balance of power shifts between the women as they jockey for influence with the Queen and the court.
NOMINATED FOR 5 GOLDEN GLOBES: Best Motion Picture; Best Actress Olivia Colman; Best Supporting Actress, Emma Stone; Best Supporting Actress, Rachel Weisz; Best Screenplay, Motion Picture. WINNER: Venice Film Festival 2018: Best Actress (Olivia Colman) and the Grand Jury Prize.
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