LFF 2016: ‘Their Finest’ ★★★★

Their Finest Hour and A Half Directed by Lone Sherfig

Their Finest is a nostalgic, jolly hockey sticks moving picture. But there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. “Authenticity informed by optimism” is the name of the game for British propaganda productions concerned with the morale of a blitzed public in the early years of World War Two and Danish director Lone Scherfig’s film about filmmaking opts for a similar spirit of stiff upper-lipped positivity. It’s full of the keep calm and carry on attitude which characterised the era, where people firmly believe that a cup of tea can solve all.

Their Finest made its European premiere at LFF 2016 – read the full CineVue review here!