- 117 min
- Directed by: Lone Scherfig
- Cast: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy
- UK release: 21 April 2017
London, 1940: fledgling screenwriter Catrin Cole (Arterton) joins the Ministry of Information’s Film Division and starts working on a propaganda movie. Scherfig wraps the war in a cosy cloak of nostalgia in a way that dulls moments of high anxiety, and despite a fine ensemble it’s all too muffled and mild-mannered.
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Their Finest17 Feb 2017
GFF 2017: Gemma Arterton lights up this WWII dramedy from Lone Scherfig
With a sometimes uneasy mix of parody and patriotism, this wartime dramedy from Lone Scherfig (An Education, The Riot Club) concerns itself with the making of a WWII propaganda film. Their Finest sports a high-calibre cast and a knowingness which…
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