Entering the Trump years, if there’s any silver lining to be taken from his rule, it’s how the public has been galvanized to act, coming together to stand up for everything from healthcare to refugees to LGBT rights. So perhaps the timing is perfect for Lone Scherfig‘s “Their Finest.”
Starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston, and Richard E. Grant, the new film from Scherfig (“An Education“) tells the story of an unlikely group of people who come together to make a stirring WWII picture as the war is starting to heat up. Here’s the official synopsis:
Based on Lissa Evans’ novel, the drama is described as a witty, romantic and moving portrayal of a young woman finding her way, and her voice, in the mayhem of war.
Set in 1940 London, the story follows Catrin (Arterton), an untried screenwriter who, alongside 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 (Claflin) and eccentric actor Ambrose Hilliard (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” opens on April 7th.