The Favourite

26th December, 2018 (MA15+)
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  • Director Yorgos Lanthimos
  • Cast Nicholas Hoult, Emma Stone, Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz
  • Duration 119 min
  • Rating MA15+
  • Genre Drama
  • Participating Cinemas Chauvel Cinema, Palace Balwyn, Palace Barracks, Palace Brighton Bay, Palace Central Sydney, Palace Cinema Como, Palace Cinema Paradiso, Palace Electric Cinema, Palace James St, Palace Norton Street, Palace Raine Square, Palace Verona, Palace Westgarth, The Kino


Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and 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.

Please note this film contains strong course language and nudity.


Winner of 1 Golden Globe Award |Best Actress, Comedy or Musical – Olivia Colman

Nominated for 10 Academy Awards includingBest Picture, Best Director, Best Actress (Olivia Colman) and Best Supporting Actress (Rachel Weisz & Emma Stone) 

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