The Favourite

The Favourite


Length: 120min
Director(s): Yorgos Lanthimos
Cast: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz

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.

Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity and language. (Children under 7 are never permitted to attend R rated films at Santikos Theatres.)

Bijou age restriction for all films: Children under 12 are not permitted. Ages 13-16 must be accompanied by an adult

Golden Globe Winner: Best Actress

Nominated for 10 Oscars

  • Best Motion Picture of the Year
  • WINNER- Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role- Olivia Colman
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role- Rachel Weisz
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role- Emma Stone
  • Best Achievement in Directing- Yorgos Lanthimos 
  • Best Original Screenplay
  • Best Achievement in Film Editing
  • Best Achievement in Production Design
  • Best Achievement in Cinematography
  • Best Achievement in Costume Design