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The Favourite

by Yorgos Lanthimos Gala Premieres

„Sometimes a lady likes to have some fun.“ England is at war with France. Nevertheless, the royal court is reigned by decadence; the days are filled with duck racing and pineapple tasting. While the frail and moody Queen Anne occupies the throne, it is her closest confidante, Lady Sarah, who rules the land. Life at court is turned upside down when one day the new servant Abigail arrives. To Sarah’s horror, Abigail, who was born into an aristocratic family, starts endearing herself to the queen thriving on one motivation only: she wants to be a real lady again, and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbits stand in her way... In his unmistakably bizarre style, Greek star director Yorgos Lanthimos elegantly portrays a slowly escalating power struggle.


  • Genre: Black Comedy
  • Country, Year: Ireland, UK, USA, 2018
  • Runtime: 120 Min
  • Languages: English
  • Subtitles: German, French
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  • Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
  • Cast: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn
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  • Screenplay: Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
  • Cinematography: Robbie Ryan
  • Editor: Yorgos Mavropsaridis
  • Sound: Rashad Omar
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  • Producers: Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, Yorgos Lanthimos
  • Executive Producers: Andrew Lowe, Daniel Battsek, Rose Garnett, Josh Rosenbaum, Ken Kao, Tony McNamara, Deborah Davis
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  • Production Companies: Element Pictures, Scarlet Films, Film4, Waypoint Entertainment, Fox Searchlight Pictures
  • World Sales: Fox Searchlight Pictures
  • Swiss Distribution: Twentieth Century Fox AG
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