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FILM: The Favourite ( 15)
Thu, 30th May, 2019 @ 19:00pm - 21:00pm£4 – £5
See Olivia Coleman’s Oscar winning performance .In the early 18th century, England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne, and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead, while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing, and Abigail sees a chance to return to her aristocratic roots.
⋆⋆⋆⋆”Yorgos Lanthimos’s tragicomedy set in the court of Queen Anne boasts daring performances from its three female stars and lashings of lust, intrigue and deceit” The Guardian
⋆⋆⋆⋆”The Favourite is a wildly entertaining, bracingly cynical comedy of royal manners directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. It’s a farce with teeth” NY Times
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆”Best of all, he makes us care about this women warriors who, without compromising their strength, also reveal their vulnerability and sorrow.” Rolling Stone
⋆⋆⋆⋆”Colman, Weisz and Stone are pitch-perfect” The Guardian
“Though mostly twaddle as history, Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Favourite is wonderful, nasty fun, a period drama (wigs, breeches, beauty spots) that holds the screen with gnashing teeth and slashing nails” Vulture