Free preview screening of ‘The Favourite’ at Everyman Cinema for CSM staff and students
Friday 30 November 2018, 19:00 – 22:15
Everyman Cinema Kings Cross, 14-18 Handyside Street, London N1C 4DN
Join us for a special Central Saint Martins preview of Yorgos Lanthimos’ latest film The Favourite.
Prior to the screening, we’re honoured to welcome Yorgos’s long time collaborator Vasilis Marmatakis who will talk about his previous work as well as working on the graphic design for The Favourite.
6.45pm – Doors open
7.15pm – All guests to be seated in the screen
7.20pm – Vasilis’ talk begins, followed by film screening
(Please note that no latecomers will be admitted to the screening. When the talk begins, doors are closed)
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.