Friday 19 to Thursday 25 May
(12A) 1hr 57mins
UK 2017 Dir. Lone Scherfig
Gemma Arterton, Bill Nighy, Sam Caflin, Jack Huston, Richard E. Grant, Jeremy Irons Catrin (Gemma Arterton), a Welsh copy-writer enticed to London by her husband (Jack Huston), a self-obsessed and wayward artist with little interest in her emotional needs or ambitions, soon lands a job as a script editor with the Ministry of Information, hired to provide a ‘woman’s touch’ to inspirational films being made during the Blitz. Thrown into the colourful world of filmmaking in London in the 1940s, her confidence grows and new interests and desires soon ignite.
With her finely-tuned eye for character, performance and social history, director Lone Scherfig (An Education) plays to the strengths of the film’s top-flight British cast. None more so than Bill Nighy, brillliantly funny and irresistible as the film-within-a-film s fractious, past-his-prime movie star.