Film on politics of war
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Film on politics of war

Emma Stone and Olivia Colman in The Favourite (2018).

Emma Stone and Olivia Colman in The Favourite (2018).

Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster, The Killing of a Sacred Deer) returns with The Favourite with a ferociously brilliant cast – Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone.

Early 18th century England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Coleman) 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 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 fulfill her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.

The film will be shown on Sunday at 6.30pm at the Spazju Kreattiv cinema, St James Cavalier, Valletta. For more information call 2122 3200 or visit www.kreattivita.org.

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