‘The Favourite’ will be screened at the De Valence on Tuesday June 11th at 7.30pm

The Favourite is a 2018 period black comedy film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and written by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara. It is a co-production by producers in the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland and the United States. Set in early 18th-century England, the story examines the relationship between two cousins, Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough (played by Rachel Weisz), and Abigail Masham, who later became Baroness Masham (Emma Stone), vying to be Court favourites of Queen Anne (Olivia Colman); it is loosely based on historical events. Filming took place at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, and at Hampton Court Palace in Hampton Court, Surrey, between March and May 2017.

The film premiered at the 75th Venice International Film Festival on 30 August 2018, where it won the Grand Jury Prize and the Volpi Cup for Best Actress (for Colman). It was released in the United States on 23 November 2018 by Fox Searchlight Pictures, and in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland on 1 January 2019. It became a box-office success, grossing $96 million worldwide on a $15 million budget.

The Favourite received critical acclaim, with accolades for its screenplay, direction, acting, cinematography, music, costume design, and production values. It received numerous awards and nominations. Both Roma and The Favourite each received ten Academy Award nominations, with both films being at the top of the list for most highly nominated films for the 91st Academy Awards. The Favourite also won a leading seven BAFTA Awards (including Best British Film and Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Weisz) and ten British Independent Film Awards. Colman won Best Actress at the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes, and the BAFTAs.

This will be screened at 7.30pm at the De Valence Pavilion, Tenby, and will be £5 or £4 for members of Films4Tenby.

The De Valence bar will be open and popcorn is available.

Previous films are available for loan or, if they have been in the box a while, for purchase, for a donation to Films4Tenby funds.

A pre-screening meal can be booked at the Fuchsia Caffe , This is £10 for a 2 course meal, and reports are excellent…

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