- The Favourite
- Sun, 26. May 2019, 7:30pm
Chorley Empire Community Cinema present a film on the big screen. With HD digital projection and surround sound.
Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos
Starring Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz, Emma Stone, Nicholas Hoult, Mark Gatiss
15 UK 1hr59m
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.
Nominated for 10 Oscars.
Best Supporting Actress, Best Leading Actress, Outstanding British Film of the Year, Best Original Screenplay, Best Makeup/Hair, Best Costume, Best Production Design.
Golden Globe Winner: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy): Olivia Colman
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