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The Favourite

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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 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.

Details

Year
2018
Type of film
Features
Director
Yorgos Lanthimos
Producer
Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, Yorgos Lanthimos
Executive Producer
Daniel Battsek, Deborah Davis, Rose Garnett, Ken Kao, Andrew Lowe
Editor
Sam Sneade
Screenwriter
Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
Director of Photography
Robbie Ryan
Production Designer
Fiona Crombie
Principal Cast
Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz

Genre

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Last updated 24th April 2018

Production Company

Element Pictures (IE, UK), Scarlet Films (UK), Film4 (UK), Waypoint Entertainment (US)

Element Pictures UK
Matt Power
53 Bolsover Street
London
W1W 5NG
+44 (0)20 7494 3155
Matt@elementpictures.ie
http://www.elementpictures.ie

Scarlet Films
Ceci Dempsey
+44 (0)7973 861543
ceci@scarletfilmsltd.com

Film4
124 Horseferry Road
London
SW1P 2TX
+44 (0)20 7306 5190
http://www.film4productions.com

Sales
Company

Fox Searchlight
10201 West Pico Boulevard, Bldg 38
Los Angeles
CA 90035
USA
+1 310 369 1000
http://www.foxsearchlight.com