Country: United States
Category: Biography , Drama
Release Date: Desember 12, 2018
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Starring: Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz, Emma Delves
Age Restriction: 18 years
Duration: 95 minutes
Box Office: $
The Favourite is a 2018 Element Pictures,Scarlet Films,Film4. is scheduled to be released on October 12, 2018.
It is evident that for Yorgos Lanthimos life is a competition, a race for the "affection" of the other. In his previous films he sought those skills in the family. In The Favorite (2018), his most recent production, goes into an eighteenth-century British court, presided over by Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) and her friend Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz), to prove it. Understanding life like this has made his films portraits of winners and losers: here, in fact, the protagonists speak in those terms.
The atmosphere of a court allows Lanthimos to do all those cruel investigations of which he is convinced that the human is capable, precisely because in the court one lives under those rules: all for the pleasure of the queen. And, as expected, this queen reigns nothing. The film begins by taking advantage of the imaginary of those monarchs who, surrounded by untimely people and their own agendas, become rulers only by title. Then, the situation turns around so that the spectator attends the resurrection of a new queen, while the arrival of Abigail (Emma Stone) shakes the plans of that other favorite of always, the character of Weisz.
Here we have the trailer that promises to be one of the most fascinating films of the year. After the rare and stimulating 'Langosta' and 'The sacrifice of a sacred deer', Yorgos Lanthimos returns with his first time drame, entitled 'The Favorite'. The advancement makes it clear that the Greek filmmaker wants to amaze us with the beauty and madness of his new work.
Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz (both already collaborated with Lanthimos on 'Langosta') and Emma Stone star in this story set in England at the beginning of the 18th century. It focuses on two women who compete to be the adviser to Queen Anne of Great Britain, Duchess of Marlborough, when she begins to suffer health problems and loss of mental faculties.
The deterioration of the queen (Olivia Colman) and the war against France cause that the real court is submerged in a crisis. Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) effectively directs the palace to the inability of the monarch but the arrival of Abigail (Emma Stone), a young and ambitious servant, changes the dynamics of power and unleashes chaos
Curiously, Colman will play Queen Elizabeth II in 'The Crown', taking over from Claire Foy. Mark Gatiss, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn, Jenny Rainsford and James Smith, among others, complete the cast of 'The Favorite'. It opens on November 23 in theaters in the United States (at the moment there is no date for his arrival in Spain).