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The Favourite

Yorgos Lanthimos Regno Unito, 2018

Not A Sexy Vampire's rating of the film La favorita

Lanthimos' take on All About Eve is his most accessible film and one of his best. A comedy and a tragedy with nuanced characters (and career best performances from Colman, Stone and Weisz) and hilarious, biting wit. It's such a fun time that one can barely notice that under all the sarcasm lies a complex mediation on power imbalances, love, sexuality and loyalty. And calling your loved one a badger. Brilliant.