Thursday 15th June 2017 - 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm, Palmer Building
Danish director Lone Scherfig (An Education) turns an affectionate eye once again towards the British in this bittersweet wartime comedy-drama. Gemma Arterton plays Catrin, a script editor hired to give a “woman’s touch” to propaganda films being made during the blitz. When an idea of hers gets turned into a morale-boosting feature film, she finds herself on location with a sexist writer (Sam Claflin) and a self-absorbed former leading man (a hilariously louche turn from the incomparable Bill Nighy).
UK 2016 – directed by Lone Scherfig – with Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Eddie Marsan, Jack Huston, Richard E. Grant – 117 min
A film that celebrates old-fashioned screen storytelling with infectious fondness – HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
Broad and rib-nudging when it wants, understated and dignified when it needs to be – VARIETY
An intoxicating blend of social drama and shrewd wit – LONDON FILM FESTIVAL