Their Finest [2016]

I’m not too sure why I opted for this film at this festival. It’s definitely going to get a mainstream cinema release and it’s going to be a big hit. I’ll have 50 more chances to see this. It’s the story of the making of a British propaganda film, and makes use of the medium of the story being told to act as a mirror on the events in “reality”. It is clever, charming, superbly well made (Oscars for production design and editing must be on the cards), well scripted and the acting is superb. It’s also a bit conventional and a bit less than surprising. Is that enough adjectives?

Mostly, however, it’s feminist. It is a brilliant articulation of the feminist struggle in WWII for equality.

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