13th February - 14th February
It’s the early 18th century and England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A maudlin Queen Anne, thwarted by gout and an addiction to cake, sits on the throne while her closest confidante Lady Sarah handles matters of state. But Lady Sarah’s cousin Abigail appears in need of work, and sees a chance to return to her aristocratic roots. Through her burgeoning friendship with the monarch, a troubling triangle develops that affects not only the women, but the country they rule over in this romping, razor-sharp tale of dastardly deception, intrigue and love in the 18th century royal chambers.
Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos
Starring: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult, Mark Gatiss, Joe Alwyn