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IFFBoston Fall Focus brings trolls, shoplifters, and more to the Brattle

The Favourite
 

Once again, the good folks at IFFBoston are taking over the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge for their yearly Fall Focus, a weekend filled with some of the best films of the year, well before they hit your local arthouse. This year's line-up is exceptionally strong, and that's saying something, given that films like Moonlight and Lady Bird have screened at prior iterations of the mini-festival.

We've got a Haruki Murakami adaptation that may actually be the single best translation of the master author's work to the screen, we've got a black-and-white drama that uses the metaphorical divide between the East and the West to describe the collapse of a relationship in postwar Poland, and we've got a fairy-tale penned by the author of Let the Right One In about a Border Patrol officer discovering that she may very well be more than human. And those are only three of the absolutely incredible choices you'll find on screen at the Brattle from October 19 through the 21.

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The Favourite

Sunday, October 21 @ 8:00 p.m.

There’s nothing that we can say that will get you to go see Yorgos Lanthimos’ latest film that the official synopsis hasn’t already said better, so we’re going to humbly repost that here with the hopes that you vibe with it in the same way we have:

“Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail Masham (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen’s companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfill her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.”

 
 

That sounds great!

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