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IFTA Screening - The Favourite

When:November 2018

The Irish Film and Television Academy invites IFTA members to a special Fox Searchlight screening of 'The Favourite'

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.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Costume design: Sandy Powell
Screenplay: Tony McNamara, Deborah Davis
Producers: Ed Guiney and executive produced by Andrew Lowe for Element Pictures, Ceci Dempsey, Lee Magiday and Yorgos Lanthimos.
The film is an Element Pictures/Scarlet Films production for Fox Searchlight, Film4 and Waypoint.