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
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!
With London emptied of its men now fighting at the Front, Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) is hired by the British Ministry of Information as a “slop” scriptwriter charged with bringing “a woman’s touch” to morale-boosting propaganda films. Her natural flair quickly gets her noticed by dashing movie producer Buckley (Sam Claflin) whose path would never have crossed hers in peacetime. As bombs are dropping all around them, Catrin, Buckley and a colorful crew work furiously to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation. Although Catrin’s artist husband looks down on her job, she quickly discovers there is as much camaraderie, laughter and passion behind the camera as there is onscreen.