Only yesterday it was confirmed to be a part of this year’s stellar Venice Film Festival line-up. Courtesy of Fox Searchlight. We have been treated to a couple of new images from the new film from The Killing Of A Sacred Deer’s Yorgos Lanthimos, ‘The Favourite’ which is promising to be another deliciously dark offering from the Greek director.
Starring Emma Stone, Olivia Colman and Rachel Weisz. Lanthimos is set to put his own distinctive stamp on 18th century England, as war rages on between themselves and France.
The film is officially released in the UK on 1st January 2019.
Credit: Yorgos Lanthimos
‘Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) 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.’
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