The Favourite

The Favourite ★★★★½

Yes, this is the most accessible movie from greek surrealist Yorgos Lanthimos, but it is definitely still a work from a distinct and unique auteur.

Actually, this is quite the perfect example of how something that could very easily have ended up being just another conventional costume drama becomes something more, something elevated and inspired, by the hands of a skilled and visionary director. Lanthimos uses editing to cut between time and place in a way that adds additional subtext to the dialogue, and he breathes life into the camera with aggressive and sudden panning, crazy fish-eye shots and some truly breathtaking scenery.

Also, it is just so damn funny without ever loosing either heart or brain, and the performances are P E R F E C T. Let this one win some Oscars, please!

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