The Favourite

The Favourite ★★★★½

Representation of a malfunctioning ecosystem through animals ("Body politic” metaphor). The kingdom-system is filled with people who are themselves animals. Animals who have their own dynamics (the corrosive effects of power and greed. They are all prey). That’s why the ecosystem is broken. There's a "Rabbit" (Queen Anne) installed on the throne, generating not children (seventeen rabbits, one for each of the babies she bore who died) but vulnerability. That’s why the kingdom is broken. We are all a bunch of monsters who deserve subjugation. Balmes Multicines, Barcelona.

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