THEIR FINEST is a romantic comedy film directed by Lone Scherfig (An Education) and written by Gaby Chiappe, based on the 2009 novel Their Finest Hour and a Half by Lissa Evans. It was premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF 2016) to positive reviews, and set to screen at 2017 Sundance Film Festival.
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.
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