The trailer has been released for STX’s WWII-set romance drama, Their Finest, starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy and directed by Lone Scherfig (An Education, One Day).
“With London emptied of its men now fighting at the Front, Catrin Cole (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 (Claflin) whose path would never have crossed hers in peacetime”.
“As bombs are dropping all around them, Catrin, Buckley and a colourful 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”.
Watch the trailer below for what might possibly be the most British film of all time. It seems harmless enough, and personally I’m a sucker for films about filmmaking, though the tone looks a bit off. Bombs being dropped one moment, light-hearted comedy the next, unabashed romance to follow.
Not to mention the trailer commits the egregious act of practically revealing the whole film, which is sadly something I seem to mention about every new trailer, nowadays. Who knows, maybe it’ll be light hearted fun.
The film hits cinemas on Friday, April 7 (US) and Thursday, April 20 (UK).