THE FAVOURITE

By Yorgos LANTHIMOS, Rachel WEISZ

ELEMENT PICTURES - as PROD

Historical - Completed 2018


Festivals
& Awards

La Biennale di Venezia - Venice FF 2018
Competition Grand Prix du Jury
Stockholm IFF 2018
Open Zone
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Historical, Drama, Comedy
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM, IRELAND, USA
    • Director(s)
    • Yorgos LANTHIMOS, Rachel WEISZ
    • Writer(s)
    • Deborah DAVIS, Tony MCNAMARA
    • Producer(s)
    • Ceci DEMPSEY, Ed GUINEY, Lee MAGIDAY, Yorgos LANTHIMOS
    • Synopsis
    • Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant, Abigail, 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.