World soundtrack awards
The Favourite
Archived: The Favourite (2018)

director: Yorgos Lanthimos

composer: William Lyons
With: Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz, Emma Stone, a.o.

duration: 120 minutes
Drama, LGBTQ

Official Selection - In Competition

"'The Favourite' is a filthy, violent and outrageous period comedy that drips with bad language and worse behaviour, and will appall anyone who is expecting a more conventional royal drama. It's also strangely touching. Almost all of the film is set in the palace of Queen Anne at the dawn of the 18th Century. The film bends every rule of the carriages-and-country-houses costume drama. Robbie Ryan, the cinematographer, lights it to resemble a Caravaggio painting, and sometimes uses a fisheye lens to stretch and warp the picture. And yet, despite all of this, 'The Favourite' is still believable. Lanthimos' most ambitious film is always populated by human beings, rather than his usual alien androids." (BBC) 


director: Yorgos Lanthimos
composer: William Lyons
producer: Ed Guiney, Yorgos Lanthimos, Ceci Dempsey, Lee Magiday
screenplay: Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
Editor: Yorgos Mavropsaridis
Cinematography: Robbie Ryan
sound: Johnnie Burn

production company: Element Pictures

More info

dialogue: English
subtitles: Dutch/Fr subt.
Country: Ireland - United Kingdom - United States of America
year: 2018


YORGOS LANTHIMOS (1973): O Viasmos tis Hlois (1995, short), Despina Vandi: Deka Entoles (1997), My Best Friend (2001), Uranisco Disco (2002, short), Kinetta (2005), Dogtooth (2009), Alps (2011), Venice 70: Future Reloaded (2013), The Lobster (2015), The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017), The Favourite (2018).

Technical Specs

format: DCP
frame: 1:1,85

Other festival films by director Yorgos Lanthimos

2017:The Killing of a Sacred Deer
2015:The Lobster
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