Lone Scherfig

STX Entertainment

Gemma Arterton
Sam Claflin
Bill Nighy

THEIR FINEST: UK 2016, Digital, Color, English, R, 117 min


This witty and sophisticated wartime drama from acclaimed filmmaker Lone Scherfig (AN EDUCATION) is set in London in 1940, as the British Ministry of Information turns to propaganda films to boost morale at home. Realizing their films could use "a woman's touch," the ministry hires Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) as a scriptwriter. Although her artist husband looks down on her job, Catrin's natural flair quickly gets her noticed by cynical, witty lead scriptwriter Buckley (Sam Claflin) as they set out to make an epic feature film based on the Dunkirk rescue starring the gloriously vain, former matinee idol Ambrose Hilliard (Bill Nighy). As bombs are dropping all around them, Catrin, Buckley and their colorful cast and crew work furiously to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation.