World War 2 movie Their Finest has been playing at movie festivals around the globe for quite a while now. Starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy Jack Huston, Helen McCrory, Eddie Marsan, Jake Lacy, Rachael Stirling, Henry Goodman, Paul Ritter, Richard E. Grant and with Lone Scherfig at the directing helm, the movie tells the story of a British film crew who attempt to boost morale during World War II by making a propaganda film after the Blitzkrieg. Their Finest is based on Lissa Evans’ novel, ‘Their Finest Hour and a Half’, a witty, romantic and moving portrayal of a young woman finding her way, and her voice, in the mayhem of war…

Gemma Arterton & Sam Claflin in Their Finest
Gemma Arterton & Sam Claflin in Their Finest

We were fortunate enough to attend the press conference for the film at the London Film Festival in October last year which was attended by most of those mentioned above and is embedded below for your viewing pleasure.

Their Finest Press Conference

Scherfig’s back-catalogue of movies includes An Education with Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard and Rosamund Pike, One Day with Anne Hathaway & Jim Sturgess and The Riot Club in which Scherfig also worked with Claflin.

All of the films mentioned above have a unique style which the Danish director has refined over the years and is always a pleasure to watch. The script comes from screenwriter Gaby Chiappe.

Their Finest Trailer

In 1940, a married woman (Gemma Arterton) and a screenwriter (Sam Claflin) develop a growing attraction while working together on a propaganda film about the evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk, France.

Their Finest is set for release in the UK Friday 21st April.