Sunday, May 21, 2017

Their Finest

Director Lone Sherfig’s Their Finest is a beautifully made film about the making of an upbeat British propaganda film during World War II.

The interesting thing about this film is that individually scenes are so well directed by Sherfig and so well shot by Cinematographer Sebastian Blenkov, yet the viewer is often left wondering what has actually happened.  That may be the fault of Screenwriter Gaby Chiappe and/or the Sound Department.

However, also interestingly, it rarely matters.  We get what the story is about.
Gemma Arterton is excellent, playing a young woman, who gets roped into working on the film and, ultimately, becoming its main writer.  And, Bill Nighy is in top form as a fading star, whose life and fortune are revived by the film.

 I give Their Finest a 3.9 out of 5.

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