Their Finest, based on Lissa Evans’ novel, ‘Their Finest Hour and a Half’, is a witty, romantic and moving portrayal of a young woman finding her way, and her voice, in the mayhem of war… and the movies.
1940, London, the Blitz; with the country’s morale at stake, Catrin (Gemma Arterton), an untried screenwriter, and a makeshift cast and crew, work under fire to make a film to lift the nation’s flagging spirits; and inspire America to join the war. Partnered with fellow writer, Buckley (Sam Claflin), the pair, along with fading matinee idol Ambrose Hilliard (Bill Nighy), reluctantly joins forces on a movie to warm the hearts of the nation and capture the imagination of the US public.
Their Finest sees Lone Scherfig collaborate for the first time with Academy Award nominee and multiple award-winning producer Stephen Woolley and she is reunited with producer Amanda Posey (Academy Award nominee for An Education and Brooklyn). The film is a joint production between their companies and producing partners Number 9 (Elizabeth Karlsen) and Wildgaze Films (Finola Dwyer), and is the first feature screenplay from writer Gaby Chiappe (The Level, Shetland, Vera).
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Their Finest opens in cinemas nationwide on 21 April 2017