The charming dramatic comedy Their Finest is set in England’s film industry during World War II. With London emptied of its men now fighting at the Front, Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) is hired by the British Ministry of Information as a “slop” scriptwriter charged with bringing “a woman’s touch” to morale-boosting propaganda films.
“Gemma Arterton and Bill Nighy shine in this funny feminist WWII rom com by An Education director Lone Scherfig.” – Tom Huddleston, Time Out London
Her natural flair quickly gets her noticed by dashing movie producer Buckley (Sam Claflin), whose path would never have crossed hers in peacetime. As bombs are dropping all around them, Catrin, Buckley and a colorful crew work furiously to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation. Although Catrin’s artist husband (Jack Huston) looks down on her job, she quickly discovers there is as much camaraderie, laughter and passion behind the camera as there is onscreen. Co-starring Bill Nighy, Richard E. Grant and Jeremy Irons, and directed by Lone Scherfig (An Education, 2010 Academy Award nominee for Best Picture), Their Finest is a stirring, crowd-pleasing comedy with a feminist edge. (Dir. by Lone Scherfig, 2017, UK, 117 mins., Rated R)