Premiere: 18. Jan. 2019
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
- 2hrs 4mins
- Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Olivia Colman
Best Picture, actress in a leading role (Olivia Colman), actress in a supporting role (Emma Stone & Rachel Weisz), cinematography, costume design, directing (Yorgos Lanthimos), film editing, production design, original screenplay.
GOLDEN GLOBES WINNER:
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy (Olivia Colman)
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 fulfil her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.