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The Favourite

Irish Film Institute

Date
  • Sat 19 Jan
  • Sun 20 Jan
  • Mon 21 Jan
  • Tue 22 Jan
  • Wed 23 Jan
  • Thu 24 Jan
Time
  • 20:20

Synopsis

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 at a 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.

Rating:
15
Advisory:
very strong language, strong sex
Released:
23/11/2018
Duration:
120 min
Genres:
Drama
Director:
Yorgos Lanthimos
Writer:
Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
Starring:
Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz, Mark Gatiss, Emma Stone, Nicholas Hoult
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