The Favourite

Please Note: This film is no longer showing at Railroad Square Cinema

10 Oscar Nominations!
including Best Picture, Actress, Director, Supporting Actress

Golden Globe Winner!
Best Actress Comedy/Musical: Olivia Colman

Returning to Railroad Square, now nominated for the leading number of Oscars, a big TEN, including Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress (for both Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz!), The Favourite is a “fabulously entertaining tragicomedy, a juicy power tangle connecting three women in the royal court of early 18th century England, played by a divine trio that bounces off one another with obvious relish” —Variety. 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. R. 119 Min.