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DIRECTOR Lone Scherfig
CAST Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Helen McCrory
Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy star in this witty, bittersweet comedy about the making of a propaganda film during the Second World War.
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A joyous and bittersweet romantic comedy set during World War II. With the men away at war, a young Welsh woman is hired as a scriptwriter for propaganda films. Her natural flair gets her noticed by the dashing film producer and they soon discover there’s as much drama and passion behind the camera as on-screen. Terrific performances all round, including a scene-stealing Bill Nighy, and there’s some thoughtful subtext about women’s status in society.
(2016 UK 117 mins)
Their Finest is a slight, warm, funny delight, informed by a gently etched feminist agenda. Continuing director Lone Scherfig’s interest in young women coming into their own (see An Education, One Day), this follows Welsh scriptwriter Catrin, played with an impressive mixture of steel and warmth by Gemma Arterton, on a journey into making propaganda films during World War II. It’s an occasionally obvious, handsomely mounted hymn to both valuing women in the workplace and the power of cinema to provide solace in times of tumult. And who, frankly, can argue with either? Ian Freer, Empire
BBFC advice: Contains infrequent strong language, moderate sex, and injury detail
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