Capturing and reflecting the spirit of a nation at war, one woman must navigate the complexities of movie production, the stiff upper lips of government and her own romantic entanglements in the irresistible British comedy drama Their Finest, available on digital platforms from August 14th and on Blu-ray and DVD from August 21st courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment.
1940, London, the Blitz. With the country’s morale at stake, inexperienced screenwriter, Catrin (Gemma Arterton; The Girl With All The Gifts, Tamara Drewe) and a makeshift cast and crew work under fire to make a film to lift the country’s flagging spirits and inspire America to join the war. Partnered with fellow screenwriter, Buckley (Sam Claflin; My Cousin Rachel, Me Before You), the pair set off to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation whilst navigating the constant threat of The Blitz, limited resources and the demands of gloriously egotistical actor, Ambrose Hilliard (Bill Nighy; The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Love, Actually).
Based on the novel, ‘Their Finest Hour and a Half’ by Lissa Evans, Their Finest is brought to the screen with aplomb by acclaimed director Lone Scherfig (An Education, One Day) and the Oscar® nominated producers of Brooklyn and Carol. Featuring a stellar supporting cast that includes Richard E Grant (Logan, Jackie), Helen McCrory (Harry Potter, TV’s Penny Dreadful), Jeremy Irons (TV’s The Borgias, High-Rise), Eddie Marsan (A Kind Of Murder, TV’s Ray Donovan) and Jack Huston (Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, Hail, Caesar), Their Finest is a witty, romantic and powerful portrayal of a young woman finding her voice amidst the mayhem of war … and the movies!
Their Finest release details
Digital release date: August 14th, 2017
Blu-ray and DVD release date: August 21st, 2017
Running time: 117 minutes
- Audio Commentary with Director Lone Scherfig
- Flickers of Hope: The Making of Their Finest