Podcast: The Favourite, feat. Mark Gatiss + An Impossible Love

In this episode of the Curzon Film Podcast, we’re joined by Mark Gatiss (‘Sherlock’, ‘Doctor Who’, ‘The League of Gentleman’) to talk about The Favourite, the new film from the director of The Lobster and The Killing of a Sacred Deer.

A triple threat of acting talent drives this acid period drama of courtly scheming. Olivia Colman is Queen Anne, a capricious and sickly ruler led by the nose by Rachel Weisz's courtier Lady Sarah. Abigail (Emma Stone) is a disenfranchised noblewoman who quickly sets about regaining her position by wheedling her way into the Queen's favours.

Cue an equal parts hilarious and horrific love triangle-cum-battle royale, played out against the backdrop of the English Restoration. The fullest realisation of director Yorgos Lanthimos's talents to date, The Favourite has the beauty of Barry Lyndon and the avant-garde edge of Peter Greenaway. A fantastic start to the year of film.

And we take a look at An Impossible Love, the new film from French director, Catherine Corsini (Summertime), which tells a story of a truly toxic love.

Discussing the film are Sam Howlett, Steven Ryder and Kelly Powell

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Produced and Edited by Jake Cunningham

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