The Favourite – IFFAM – 3rd International Film Festival and Awards ‧ Macao

The Favourite
UK | 2018 | 122’ | DCP | Colour | English | Group: C

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos

2018/12/09 18:00 Macao Cultural Centre – G.A


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 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 fulfil her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.


Yorgos Lanthimos

Born in Athens, Greece, Yorgos Lanthimos started his career directing dance videos, TV commercials, music videos, short films and theatre plays before making his first film Kinetta in 2005. His second film Dogtooth was one of the sensations of the 2009 Cannes Film Festival and won the Un Certain Regard prize for best film, before being nominated for a foreign language film Oscar in 2011. His third film Alps (2011) won the best screenplay prize at Venice. His first English language film The Lobster (2015) was selected for competition at Cannes and won the jury prize as well as the screenplay and costume design prizes at the European Film Awards and an Oscar nomination for best original screenplay. His fifth feature The Killing Of A Sacred Deer (2017) also played in competition at Cannes and won the screenplay prize. The Favourite (21018) had its world premiere at Venice in August this year, where it won the grand jury prize (Silver Lion) and best actress award or Olivia Colman.


Director Yorgos Lanthimos

Cast Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn

Scriptwriter Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara

Cinematographer Robbie Ryan

Editor Yorgos Lanthimos

Production Designer Fiona Crombie


Costumes Sandy Powell

Producers Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, Yorgos Lanthimos

Production Element Pictures/Scarlet Films, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Film4, Waypoint Entertainment

Distributor Kentac Investments Limited

World Sales Fox Searchlight Pictures International