The Favourite

The Favourite ★★★★★


Under Yorgos Lanthimos' interpretation and vision, the English court becomes a mockery full of conspiracies, absurdities and gloomy corners without completely letting that disturbing surrealist tone that characterizes him escape. The screenwriters help the director to achieve the art of manipulation, and they do so using all the female tricks, regardless of the debate as to why this qualifies as comedy (understanding the joke doesn't mean that it's funny). My dear Emma does one of her best performances, but the greatest accolade goes to Olivia Colman and Rachel Weisz.

With an unhealthy visual perfection reminiscent of Barry Lyndon, the setting is recharged and even ridiculous, without thereby ceasing to faithfully reflect the court of Anne, Queen of Great Britain in the most blatant and less neuronal way possible. It doesn't take a contemplative attitude or even complicated neurological systems to try to figure out what it means, just one of the riskiest and most politically incorrect storytellers to show his technical prowess because he can do it, he doesn't stop to think about the difficulty or the dizziness it may cause in the viewer.

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