The favorite trailer, synopsis, story, critique and all about the movie His 10 nominations to the Oscar 2019 and 7 statuettes of the BAFTA 2019 have made of “La favorita” (“The Favorite” in its original language) the focus of interest of the followers of the biographical and dramatic cinema. The film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and written by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara narrates the political machinations during the reign of Anne of Great Britain, the last British sovereign of the House of the Stuarts.
Lanthimos presents us with a royal palace full of hysteria, betrayal and paranoia, in whose rooms we practice pastimes such as the launching of oranges against naked men; and in particular it places us in the middle of the fierce battle in which a duchess and a servant girl get entangled by the attentions of Queen Anne, rendered useless by depression and gout attacks.
Actors and characters from “The Favourite”
In September 2015, during the production process, it was announced that Emma Stone, Olivia Colman and Kate Winslet had been chosen to star in the new film by Yorgos Lanthimos. However, in October of that same year, Rachel Weisz joined the cast in replacement of Winslet. Also, two years later, in February of 2017, Nicholas Hoult became the new tenant of the drama with Joe Alwyn, signed in March. This was the completion of the main cast of the film that today competes in 10 categories of the Oscar 2019 award, but: who is exactly who in “La favorita”:
• Olivia Colman as Queen Anne
• Emma Stone as Abigail Masham
• Rachel Weisz as Sarah Churchill
• Nicholas Hoult as Robert Harley
• Joe Alwyn as Samuel Masham
• Mark Gatiss as John Churchill
During an interview in Spain, the director of the film spoke about the particularity of the characters of “La favorita” and the environment of fiction. According to Lanthimos, “the characters of ‘La favorita’ speak with current idioms, the dresses are made with modern synthetic materials and in the film Baroque music is heard, but also a song by Elton John”.
The 45-year-old Greek director frames these anachronisms in his interest in contradictions: “I like to contrast things, and in ‘La favorita’ I have been able to combine absurd comedy with melodrama.”
The argument of “The favorite”
Early eighteenth century. England is at war with France and a weakened queen, Anna, occupies the throne, although she does not rule. The Favourite full movie That’s what her friend Lady Sarah does, due to the precarious state of health and the unstable character of the monarch. Of course, between the two there is more than friendship until intrudes Abigail.
Abigail is a disgraced relative of Sarah, who arrives at the palace as a servant with the favor of Sarah herself. However, Abigail soon becomes very close to the queen, to the point of displacing the Duchess of Marlborough, unleashing an internal battle between the two to become her ‘favorite’.