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Opening Extravaganza: The Favourite

Film poster for 'The Favourite'

Join us for a glass of bubbly and canapés followed by a screening of Oscar-winning film The Favourite starring Olivia Coleman, to welcome in the 2019 Chagford Film Festival.

We are showing this film simultaneously in two venues: The Globe Inn and Endecott House (they are just a few metres apart on the same road). Whichever one you choose, bubbly and canapés are downstairs in The Globe Inn at 7pm.

“A perfectly cut diamond of a movie”


In the early 18th century, England is at war with the French. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne, and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead, while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing, and Abigail sees a chance to return to her aristocratic roots.

Multi-award winning, Yorgos Lanthimos’ dryly funny and outrageous historical feature extracts career defining performances from all three leading actors, including the Oscar for Olivia Coleman.

Film details

  • Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
  • Cast: Olivia Coleman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz
  • Length: 119 minutes
  • Year: 2018
  • Certificate: 15

Watch the trailer