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The Favourite

Among other things, The Favorite, the new film by Yorgos Lanthimos, shows that, on occasions, a filmmaker needs to distance himself from his comfort zone, his film habits and ways, to find the true essence of his work. In his new retable on human solitary confinement, the director of Canino y Langosta Ready Player One assigns some of the stilemes that have made him one of the most renowned enfants terrible in contemporary cinema: goodbye to the quietism of his interpreters, goodbye to impersonal declamation, goodbye to the surrealist premises … And yet, the new work of the Greek author retains intact its commitment to distancing, which is deployed here through an opulent and intoxicating work of staging.

As I already did in some passages of The Sacrifice of a Sacred Deer, Lanthimos, with the inestimable help of cinematographer Robbie Ryan -collaborator of the British Andrea Arnold in Wuthering Heights or American Honey-, takes Stanley Kubrick here as aesthetic godfather and spiritual to enrarecer its Vox Lux new amoral fable on the corruption of the power and the price of the desire. Between sumptuous travellings, a structure by chapters, large angular, sublime and prolonged chained fades, fish-eye effects and violent panoramas – pure Brechtian waste – the director of Alps builds a torrential social satire that seems to hybridize the imaginary of Barry Lyndon and Red telephone: We fly to Moscow, although the characteristic cynicism of Kubrick is here contaminated by the mournful and angry tragic sense of The Servant by Joseph Losey.

The Favorite action takes place in the palace of Queen Anne of England at the beginning of the 18th century, but its history of alliances and betrayals – in the style of Game Black Panther of Thrones, but with real ingenuity – acquires a timeless dimension thanks to an inspired work with the anachronisms: in the palatial dances, the choreographies are imposed by the Madonna de Vogue; in the soundtrack Bach, Vivaldi and Elton John live together; and the dialogues, in addition to being full of contemporary souces (“fucks” everywhere), sound like the screwball comedy of the golden age of Hollywood, at great speed, always at the edge of the precipice of the absurd.

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