Columbia Valley & East Kootenay
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‘Their Finest’ – Cinefest 2017 Fall Program
Nov 28, 2017 7:00 pm
Their Finest is the 5th of the Cinefest fall series of independent films brought to the Columbia Valley by CV Arts and the Toronto International Film Circuit.
Lone Scherfig directs this romantic comedy, ‘Their Finest’. Set in Britain’s wartime film industry, the film features a cast full of the UK’s celebrated comic actors including Bill Nighy and Richard E. Grant. Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) is a scriptwriter charged with bringing a female perspective to war films produced by the Ministry of Information’s Film Division. Catrin’s artist husband looks down on her job despite the fact that it is paying the rent.
While on location in Devon, Catrin begins to come into her own when she becomes the only crew person that Ambrose Hilliard (Nighy) – a past-his-prime actor – will talk to and take direction from. The film pops with witty banter and flows with lovely period detail while the characters are textured and the performances nuanced. Nighy is perfectly cast in his endearingly withering role and Jeremy Irons turns up for a welcome cameo. However, Arterton steals the show, bringing subtlety, intelligence and a range of emotions to Catrin, whose path to self-renewal is an example of a talented woman forging her place in the world.
(text courtesy of Columbia Valley Arts)
There will be a cash bar and popcorn
Tickets for ‘Their Finest’ may be purchased:
- online at: https://columbiavalleyarts.com/CVARTS/contact-us/
- at the door
Adults – $12
CV Arts members – $11 (available only at the door
Age 13 and under – $5
Ask for a Punch Card
Doors open at 6:30 PM, film starts at 7 PM.