As Rachel hucks books at Emma from atop a ladder, one senses the kindred relationship of these two cousins to be sub-optimal. Rachel is consort to the queen. She is married to the war du jour’s supreme commander, but I can’t tell whether she’s a lesbian, and she speaks her mind a little too clearly (-1 for Rachel).
Emma is a monster risen from the cesspool of brothels and tainted by a murderous father’s reputation (-2 for Emma). I can’t say enough good things about The Favourite’s characters and acting.
The film also boasts 17 bunnies, or so we’re told by the queen.
Venue: SIFF Egyptian
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Genres: Drama, Comedy