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The Favourite

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Director: Yorgos Lanthimos

Starring: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn, James Smith and Mark Gatiss

Rating: 15

Ireland/UK/USA 2018, 121mins

Following The Lobster and The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Yorgos Lanthimos returns with scabrous period piece The Favourite, winner of Venice Film Festival Grand Jury Prize.

The close relationship between Queen Anne (Colman) and Sarah Churchill (Weisz) is threatened by the arrival of Sarah's cousin, Abigail Masham (Stone), resulting in a bitter rivalry to be the Queen's favourite.

Did You Know?
Director Lanthimos has named his inspirations as Possession (1981), Cremator (1969), Cries & Whispers (1972), Amadeus (1984) and The Draughtsman's Contract (1982)