THE FAVOURITE (15)

Wednesday 15th May 2019 - 7:30 pm

Dir: Yorgos Lanthimos, 2018, UK, 121 mins.
With Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult.

'Bizarre black comedy', 'cheerfully obscene', 'scabrous and hilarious', are all words used to describe this extraordinary costume drama that is unlike any other.  Olivia Coleman's experience as a comedy actor makes for perfect casting as the outrageous yet strangely sympathetic Queen Anne.  Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz are brilliant too as rivals for her affection but when Coleman is on screen it's difficult to look at anybody else.