Film

Their Finest

By robin askew, Thursday Apr 13, 2017

Director
Lone Scherfig
Certificate
12A
Running Time
117 mins

Anglophile Danish director Lone Scherfig follows An Education, One Day and The Riot Club with this jolly, sentimental, lightly feminist, crowd-pleasing wartime romcom.

It’s 1940 and all the chaps are off fighting the beastly Nazis, so the Ministry of Information is reduced to hiring women – on a lower rate of pay, obviously – to provide “the slop” (i.e. a female perspective) to its Film Division’s propaganda flicks. Enter talented Gemma Arterton, who’s assigned to work with hunky Sam Clafin on a morale-boosting Dunkirk drama. Trouble is that Sam can’t wrap his head round the idea of working with a lady and . . . oh, you know the rest. Reliable Bill Nighy saves it as a pompous, vain old thesp. The Watershed’s Cinema Rediscovered screening on July 28 will be introduced by the film’s producer Stephen Woolley.

Screenings

  • Watershed

    July 28, 2017

    • 4:00 pm

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