Yorgos Lanthimos’ ‘The Favourite’ wins major prizes at the British Independent Film Awards
Yorgos Lanthimos’ newest film The Favourite scooped the major prizes at the recent British Independent Film Awards.
The Favourite synopsis
“In the early 18th century, England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne, and her close friend Lady Sarah governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing, and Abigail sees a chance to return to her aristocratic roots.”
Greek director Lanthimos, famed for some of his previous work such as Dogtooth, The Lobster and The Killing of a Sacred Deer, landed the ‘Best Director’ award. The film itself picked up ‘Best British Independent Film’, the much loved Olivia Colman claimed ‘Best Actress’ and, alongside her, Rachel Weisz was awarded ‘Best Supporting Actress’.