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FilmThe Favourite
2018   (UK/USA/Ireland – 15) | 119mins
Friday   28th June|8pm

The Favourite

Yorgos Lanthimos’ multi BAFTA winning hit.

It is 1708, and Britain is at war with France.  Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) is in frail health; she shows little interest in governing, preferring activities such as racing ducks and playing with her 17 rabbits, one for each of the children she has lost.  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.