The Favourite (15)
GBR | 2018 | 119' | Yorgos Lanthimos
With/Gyda: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult, Mark Gatiss, Joe Alwyn In early 18th century England is fighting the French and a frail, capricious Queen Anne sits on the throne; though the country is governed on her behalf by Lady Sarah, a close friend who also tends to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. But as the politics of war begin to consume Sarah’s time, a new servant, Abigail steps into the breach as the Queen’s companion; with a rapidly burgeoning friendship that gives Abigail a chance to fulfil her wider ambitions – not letting woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way. An outrageous, dark period comedy with scabrous wit from Greek director Lanthimos, with outstanding performances from cast playing three central complex, flawed and distinctive women, particularly Olivia Coleman, who won Best Actress at Venice Film Festival 2017 for her uproarious portrayal of the wounded, infantile Anne.
Soft-Subtitled: 20 March, 2.00pm
Soft-Subtitled: 21 March, 6.00pm