Date July 26th, 2019
Name The Favourite (GB/IRL/USA 2018), 119 min
In English with German subtitles
In cooperation with LUNAPLEXX – have a look at the festival schedule here.
Doors open: 19:15 h
Film starts: 20:00 h
To reserve seats click here: “The Favourite” Reservation Form
- Director: Yórgos Lánthimos
- Genre: Drama, Biography, History
- Cast: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn, Mark Gatiss a.o.
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.
Amid rapacious ambition, creative emotional manipulation, and hidden personal agendas the ferocious female antagonists wage a silent war for the attention of the sad empress:
Nevertheless, what will it take to become Queen Anne’s favourite?