The power of art (and artistic propaganda) in all its glory – in the new historical drama Lone Scherfig “They star a half hour.”
“Their stellar hour and a half” – a witty, romantic, touching story, dramedi, creative personality portrait, which tries to be useful to the country in time of war and serious at the same time to find their own voice in art.
Great artists are born in times of severe trials, revolutionary storms, military disasters, global catastrophes – so says a young ambitious woman director Catherine Cole (Gemma Arterton). It brings together around him a group of film-makers, and charges them with his boundless energy on creative feats in the glory of Britain.
In the courtyard of the early 1940s, Britain is under tight pressure Nazi bombing, the population oppressed by the constant fear of death and the lack of success at the front, but Katherine Cole with his friends, brothers in arms, which for the filmmakers are the camera and the right scenario, intend to change this situation . Their stellar hour and a half will include a call for national pride and unity for the sake of everyone’s victory over Nazism.
Catherine wants to make not just a propaganda film, inspirational military and civil exploits, not just duhovitoe movie, which will encourage the US to enter into an open confrontation with Germany – this is all very important and necessary, but Katherine Cole wants to be the star and a half hours have become genuine work of art that will excite and touch the people, and after the imminent victory over the Nazis.