“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.“ (Twentieth Century Fox)

Around The World in 14 Films 2018, presented by Christiane Peitz

Filmstill: © 2018 Twentieth Century Fox


+++ Berlin Premiere +++

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Screenplay: Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
OT: The Favourite
Country: Great Britain, Ireland, USA 2018
Production: Fox Searchlight, Film4, Waypoint Entertainment
Cast: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn, Mark Gatiss
Format: DCP / coulour
Length: 119 min.
Language: English OF / German subtitles
Distribution Germany: Twentieth Century Fox
Festivals: Venice, Telluride, Zurich, New York, Vancouver, Bergen, San Diego, New York, London
Awards: Venice Grand Jury Prize and best actress Olivia Colman etc.

Website: The Favourite – Intrigen und Irrsinn