The Favourite (15) (Evening)

Saturday 11 May 2019
7:30pm - 10pm
Film Unit Cinema in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos Cast: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone Country: Multiple Language: English England is at war with the French. Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) is supposed to rule the country but is not well; unaware of the situation in her own land, she spends her time in bed, complaining or playing with her rabbits. Meanwhile, Lady Sarah (Rachel Weizs), the Queen's advisor and close friend keeps the country under control. But her motives are unclear. Does she help the Queen out of good will and devotion, or does she enjoy power? This becomes clearer when Abigail (Emma Stone), Lady Sarah's young cousin, arrives to court to find a job. A competition for the Queen's affection starts between Sarah and Abigail, which leads to grotesque and hilarious scenes of violence and jealousy. Whether you have liked director Yorgos Lanthimos' previous films (The Killing of a Sacred Deer, The Lobster) or do not know this director, this film is a must-see this semester.