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NEW RELEASES Plenty of chances for you to sample the best new cinema NEW RELEASES 8 book online at bfi.org.uk Their Finest UK 2016. Dir Lone Scherfig. With Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Richard E Grant. 117min. Digital. 12A. A Lionsgate release Gemma Arterton is positively luminous in this witty drama Their Finest, a real crowd-pleaser at last year’s London Film Festival, is set in the world of WWII propaganda filmmaking. Arterton plays Catrin Cole, a young Welsh copywriter who lands a job as a script editor with the Ministry of Information, hired to provide a ‘woman’s touch’ to propaganda films being made during the Blitz. Thrown into the colourful and surprisingly active world of filmmaking in London in CONTINUES FROM FRI 21 APR the 1940s, her confidence grows and new interests and desires soon ignite. Debut screenwriter Gaby Chiappe’s adaptation of Lissa Evans’ novel Their Finest Hour and a Half is an intoxicating blend of social drama and shrewd wit, alert to the poignancy and irony of the way that new opportunities became available to women during wartime. Clare Stewart, Head of Festivals See p32 for our Girls Like Us season


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