2018 VENICE  Grand Jury Prize, Volpi Cup for Best Actress (O. Colman)

Yorgos Lanthimos’s follow-up to The Lobster, Dogtooth and The Killing of A Sacred Deer veers away from his earlier film because it is a period film set in the British Court during the reign of Queen Anne. As the war against France is still continuing, two noble women, Sarah, the Duchess of Marlborough and her distant cousin Abigail struggle to be the favourite of the ailing Queen. Bringing three of the most revered actresses of our day, The Favourite is "a perfectly cut diamond of a movie," according to Variety magazine, compared to The Crown, All About Eve and even Jackie Brown.