Their Finest

Opens Friday, April 14
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1hr 57mins // directed by:Lone Scherfig // featuring:Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy // CC, AD, Assisted Listening

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 alongside fellow screenwriter, Buckley (Sam Claflin) and eccentric actor Ambrose Hilliard (Bill Nighy), the trio set off to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation and capture the imagination of the American population. 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!

New York Times Critic Pick  "The director of “Their Finest,” Lone Scherfig, is Danish (her breakthrough was “Italian for Beginners”), but she has carved out a curious niche making British period stories, most notably “An Education.” She has fine timing and wit — the behind-the-scenes filmmaking sections in “Their Finest” are delightful, note-perfect sendups — and while her visuals tend to be overly buffed, she’s more ambitious with her performers, who retain their rough, human edges." — Manohla Dargis, The New York Times


"At its best, which is often, “Their Finest” by Danish director Lone Scherfig manipulates appearance and reality, relief and recognition, with exquisite finesse. " — Peter Keough, The Boston Globe