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Lone Scherfig

Their Finest

United Kingdom 2016

In English with no subtitles

110 min

For audiences aged 12 and above

Near the end of the stealth charmer Their Finest, the accidental screenwriter played by Gemma Arterton slips into a movie theater amongst the London public during the Blitz to watch the morale-building British Ministry of Information propaganda film she has helped to shape. Director Lone Scherfig pushes every required button to evoke the style of the era in this mini-narrative recounting a Dunkirk rescue mission by patriotic civilians - the quivering lips, the plucky determination, the humble heroism and the lush swell of sorrow and stirring sentiment. But don't be surprised if you find yourself getting misty-eyed during this lovely sequence as you surrender to every hoary cliché.

As proto-feminist protagonists go, Catrin Cole (Arterton) may be a little meek for modern tastes. But her quiet assertiveness seems truer to the period than it would have had she been given a contemporary spin and a lot of boldly declarative speeches. It also allows Arteron to explore the inner strength and resolve of this warm-hearted woman via subtle strokes that yield affecting rewards.
David Rooney / The Hollywood Reporter
Their Finest DIRECTOR

Director: Lone Scherfig

Lone Scherfig (born in 1959) is a Danish director, screenwriter and producer. Her international breakthrough came with Italian for Beginners (2000), but her Oscar-nominated film An Education (2009) established her as an international star.

Screenplay: Lissa Evansin romaanin Their Finest Hour and a Half (2009) pohjalta Gaby Chiappe
Cast: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston, Jake Lacy, Richard E. Grant, Helen McCrory, Eddie Marsan, Rachel Stirling, Henry Goodman
Production: Stephen Woolley, Amanda Posey / BBC Films, The Welsh Government, Pinewood Pictures
Sales: SF Studios