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The Favourite

Hosted by the Consul of the Florence Cinema & Theatre Group
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Sun 03 Feb 16:15 - 18:15

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Original Version with Italian Subtitles

"The Favourite" is a Protected content comedy-drama film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and written by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara.

Early 18th century, England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) 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 fulfill her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.

It has received 12 nominations at the 72nd British Academy Film Awards including Best Film, Best Direction, Best Actress in a Leading Role (for Colman), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (for both Stone and Weisz) and Best British Film and 10 nominations at the 91st Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress (for Colman), Best Supporting Actress (for both Stone and Weisz), and Best Original Screenplay.