Dir: Yorgos Lanthimos 2018 Ireland/UK/USA 121 minutes, Cert: 15
Sun 3 February 2019 // 17:00 *
Mon 4 February 2019 // 20:00
Tue 5 February 2019 // 20:00
Tickets: £5 (full) / £4 (concession / * cheap night)
In Yorgos Lanthimos’s wildly intricate and very darkly funny new film, Sarah Churchill, the Duchess of Marlborough (Rachel Weisz), and her servant Abigail Hill (Emma Stone) engage in a sexually charged fight to the death for the body and soul of Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) at the height of the War of the Spanish Succession. This trio of truly brilliant performances is the dynamo that powers Lanthimos’s top-to-bottom reimagining of the costume epic, in which the visual pageantry of court life in 18th-century England becomes not just a lushly appointed backdrop but an ironically heightened counterpoint to the primal conflict unreeling behind closed doors.