Ears open, London film fans. While you've been getting into the Christmas spirit, Fox Searchlight Pictures has been gearing up to release their latest must-see film: ‘The Favourite’.
Previewing across 12 London cinemas from Boxing day, Yorgos Lanthimos's royal romp stars a trio of thespian behemoths: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz. And we don't want to give too much away, but you can expect a heap of hilariously devilish behaviour.
Watch on as Stone's and Weisz's characters fight it out for the affections of the unstable Queen Anne (Colman) in her highly competitive court – and catch some pineapple eating and duck racing, too, of course. Yep, this may be a period comedy, but it's wild and unique (which let's be honest, is to be expected from the director of ‘The Lobster’ and ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’).
In fact, when our Time Out film team saw the film, they called it a ‘swooningly rude period piece – a royal flush’ and a ‘Lewis Carroll semi-comic nightmare, piling cattiness upon cattiness’. So tighten your corsets, people, ‘The Favourite’ is a shrewd, scheming, gossipy retelling of actual historical events, which shouldn't be missed.
What's more, ‘The Favourite’ has well and truly broken the British Independent Film Awards – scooping up an astonishing 10 wins (yep, that's a record). It's also picked up the ‘Grand Jury prize’ and ‘Best Actress’ gong at the Venice Film Awards and is nominated for 5 Golden Globes – including Best Picture. Pretty greedy, really.
For more info about this totally unmissable black comedy, or to book tickets, click here.
‘The Favourite’ will open at cinemas across the rest of the country on Tuesday January 1 2019.