In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne (Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Weisz) governs the country in her stead. When a new servant Abigail (Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.

Director:

Yorgos Lanthimos
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Updated: 13 May 2017
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Emma Stone ... Abigail Masham
Rachel Weisz ... Sarah Churchill
Nicholas Hoult ... Robert Harley
Olivia Colman ... Queen Anne
Joe Alwyn ... Masham
Mark Gatiss ... Marlborough
Timothy Innes ... Footman #2
Jenny Rainsford ... Mae
Wilson Radjou-Pujalte ... Pigeon Boy
James Smith ... Godolphin
John Locke ... Eviction Courtier
Basil Eidenbenz ... Footman #1
Jack Veal ... Boy
James Melville ... Footman #4
Isaura Barbé-Brown ... Courtier
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Storyline

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. Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures

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Biography | History

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity and language.
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Ireland | UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La favorita See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Yorgos Lanthimos's third English language Film after The Lobster (2015) and The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017). See more »

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