Lanthimos’s latest film after DOGTOOTH, THE LOBSTER and THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER is his most extravagant, with a period setting in a castle with royalty as its subject.
It is the early 18th century when England is at war with the French though the film opens oddly enough with royalty involved with duck racing and pineapple eating. The poor are taxed and the poor go to war. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in…
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