The Favourite (2018)

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In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.

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  • Yorgos Lanthimos and Olivia Colman in The Favourite (2018)
  • Emma Stone at an event for The Favourite (2018)
  • Emma Stone in The Favourite (2018)
  • Olivia Colman at an event for The Favourite (2018)

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28 September 2018 | steftrottmann
8
| Zurich Film Festival #1
I was able to see this movie about 4 months before its theatrical release in Switzerland at the first day of the Zurich Film Festival 2018.

For preparation of yesterdays screening I recently watched two of Yorgos Lanthimos' previous films: "The Lobster" and "The Killing Of A Sacred Deer". Both movies are very special in their own way so I didn't expect from "The Favourite" to be a normal 18th-whatever-century movie. Usually I'm not a big fan of historical/costume movies like this.

But what about "The Favourite"?

I have to admit that I was unaware of my feelings for the movie shortly after the end. Yeah it was "good", but was there more than that? A day later I'm still not 100% sure because I still think about it but I noticed that hour after hour I like this movie more. The story is really great and there are a lot of wicked but also hilarious scenes.

The three main actresses are definitely the highlight of the movie: Rachel Weisz is amazing and of course, Olivia Colman is outstanding. I wouldn't complain if she gets nominated for an Oscar next year, but can we talk about Emma Stone? Yes, I'm a fan, but I really think her performance is the best in the whole movie, maybe it's because she also plays the most interesting character.

I definitely have to see "The Favourite" again when it comes to the cinema sometime in January 2019 to make my final verdict. Until then I give 8 out of 10 and hopefully more next time.

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