Synopsis by Violet LeVoit
During the Blitz of World War II, a female screenwriter (Gemma Arterton) works on a film celebrating England's resilience as a way to buoy a weary populace's spirits. Her efforts to dramatize the true story of two sisters (Lily Knight and Francesca Knight) who undertook their own maritime mission to rescue wounded soldiers are met with mixed feelings by a dismissive all-male staff. Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston, Helen McCrory, Eddie Marsan, Jeremy Irons, and Richard E. Grant co-star in this period comedy-drama directed by Lone Scherfig (An Education).
Britain, feminism, propaganda, screenwriter, war