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by Yorgos Lanthimos


A bawdy, acerbic tale of royal intrigue, passion, envy and betrayal in the court of Queen Anne in early 18th century England.

original title: The Favourite
country: Italy, United Kingdom, United States
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos
screenplay: Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
cast: Rachel Weisz, Emma Stone, Nicholas Hoult, Olivia Colman, Joe Alwyn, Mark Gatiss, Jack Veal, John Locke, Jenny Rainsford, Basil Eidenbenz
cinematography by: Robbie Ryan
film editing: Sam Sneade
art director: Fiona Crombie
costumes designer: Sandy Powell
producer: Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Yorgos Lanthimos, Lee Magiday
executive producer: Daniel Battsek, Deborah Davis, Rose Garnett, Ken Kao, Andrew Lowe
production: Element Pictures, Film4, Scarlet Films, Arcana (US), Waypoint Entertainment (US)
backing: British Film Institute (GB), Irish Film Board (IE)