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Saturday Cinema ~ THE FAVOURITE [MA15+]
30 March, 2019 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Biography, Comedy, Drama ‧ 2h
Golden Globe Winner: Best Performance by an Actress – Olivia Colman
Nominated for 10 Oscars
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 Churchill (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail Masham (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.
Cast: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz
****93% ‘The Favourite sees Yorgos Lanthimos balancing a period setting against rich, timely subtext – and getting roundly stellar performances from his well-chosen stars.’
**** ‘I command you to see it.’ – Peter Howell / Toronto Star
PLEASE NOTE: A technical issue with the raked seating means that only FLAT FLOOR SEATING will be available for this screening.
Tables and chairs will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own bean bags if preferred.
ALL TICKETS – $8
Book online (up to 1h before screening) or buy tickets from the box office 30min before session time.
Doors open 30 minutes before screening time. Enter from the rear of the venue, closest to Gloucester Park parking bays.