The Favourite

The Favourite ★★★★★


Every frame of this film felt like I could reach out and touch it. Some of the most immersive production design I've ever seen; the use of natural light and deep, inky darkness especially were so brilliantly and precisely executed. Rarely have I seen period movies capture so perfectly the colors of a palace lit mainly by daylight, and the movement between the windowlit rooms and the pitch-dark passages was visceral. Every second was an absolute delight to look at and the music and camerawork accented that beautifully. The acting was captivating and the jokes had my theater howling. A magical film and a victory for Yorgos, who proved himself more than capable of working with a script he didnt pen.

Side note: the elderly woman sitting next to me loudly said "well I cant unsee THAT ha ha!" after the first lesbian kiss, which was...something!

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