★★★★ - Time Out
The director of An Education returns with this entertaining comedy-drama set during World War II.
Young copy writer Catrin Cole (Arterton) is hired by the Ministry of Information’s Film Division in order to add a “female perspective” to the propaganda shorts that run at the cinema.
Butting heads with fellow screenwriter Buckley (Sam Claflin, The Riot Club) and pompous actor Ambrose Hilliard (a glorious Bill Nighy) who both resent a woman’s presence; nevertheless relations between Cole and Buckley begin to thaw when they are tasked with co-writing a film about Dunkirk designed to boost the nations’ morale.
Dir: Lone Scherfig
Cast: Gemma Arterton, Bill Nighy, Sam Claflin, Richard E. Grant
UK 2016, 117mins