In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead.
BBFC: very strong language, strong sex
While England is at war with France and an increasingly frail Queen Anne occupies the throne, Lady Sarah and new servant Abigail fight to be ‘The Favourite’ of their Queen. Sarah is Anne’s closest friend, and is often forced to manage the country in her stead. And her absences from Anne’s side give Abigail the chance to slip in and become the Queen’s new companion, with a possibility of finally fulfilling her ambitions.
Playhouse Screenings: Sat 19 Jan 4.45pm, Mon 21 Jan 7.15pm, Tue 22 Jan 7.15pm.
SHORTS IN SUPPORT
We’re delighted to be supporting new and emerging film-making talent again this year. This short film will be screened before The Favourite.
THESE ARE MY HANDS
Written and performed by the radical British playwright Jo Clifford, this documentary film-poem is a deeply personal account of transgender embodiment in a lifetime. Evi Tsiligaridou is an Edinburgh-based filmmaker and programmer with an interest in the themes of female and queer embodiment, freedom of expression and the wondorous beauty of diversity.
Evi Tsiligaridou I UK 2018 I 8 min / Documentary / N/
Supported by Glasgow Short Film Festival, Film Hub Scotland, Film Audience Network