Their Finest & Britain on Film: Coast and Sea

Ucheldre Centre
11 - 12 August 2017

Their Finest

1940, London, the Blitz; with the country’s morale at stake, Catrin (Gemma Arterton), an untried screenwriter, and a makeshift cast and crew, work under fire to make a film to lift the nation’s flagging spirits; and inspire America to join the war. THEIR FINEST, based on Lissa Evans’ novel, Their Finest Hour and a Half, is a witty, romantic and moving portrayal of a young woman finding her way, and her voice, in the mayhem of war… and the movies.

Alongside lead Gemma Arterton the cast members include Sam Claflin, as her fellow screenwriter Buckley and Bill Nighy as a fading matinee idol who reluctantly joins their production in a supporting role. Richard E Grant, Rachael Stirling, Jeremy Irons and Helen McCrory round out the cast.

The production shot on location in Wales with support from Wales Screen and received funding from Pinewood Group and the Welsh Government Media Investment Budget.

Produced by Stephen Woolley and directed by Neil Jordan.

Their Finest is preceded by a short film (24mins):

BFI launches Britain on Film: Coast and Sea

Following Urban in 2015 and Rural in 2016, Britain on Film Coastal is launching this August. This year’s project will see a new selection of archive films from the National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales . The Coastal collection has a sharp tang of sea salt as we drop in on beaches and promenades, harbours and islands for a glimpse of Wales’ coastal life through the 20th century. From Prestatyn to Penclawdd, from Bardsey to Barmouth, we will see how Welsh waters have sustained fishing, global trading and whole summers of unforgettable holidays.

North Wales footage featured: The Morgan Family at Abersoch (1948); Prestatyn Holiday Camp (1957);Rhyl Fishing Fleet (1920);Life Boat Day at Rhyl (1920);The Return of the Llandudno Life Boat (1927);Llandudno (1937);The Hardings at Llandudno + North Wales (1965);Conway Capers (1965); Carnival Day (1960);Racing on the Menai Straits (1930);The Island in the Current (1950); Criccieth Beach (1938);A is for Aberdyfi, B is for Barmouth, C is for a Camel (1934)

Ucheldre is showing this short film in partnership with Film Hub Wales as part of BFI Britain  on Film

Friday 11 August  5.30pm  £3 (£2 children)

& 8pm £4, £3.25 students & concessions

Saturday 12 August 3.30pm  £3 (£2 children)