Mothering Sunday

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Mothering Sunday (15) 104mins

On a warm spring day in 1924, house maid and foundling Jane Fairchild finds herself alone on Mother’s Day. Her employers, Mr and Mrs Niven, are out and she has the rare chance to spend an afternoon of abandon with her secret lover, Paul, the boy from the manor house nearby who is Jane’s long-term love despite the fact that he’s engaged to be married to another woman, a childhood friend and daughter of his parents’ friends. But events that neither can foresee will change the course of Jane’s life forever.

Directed by Eva Husson and starring Josh O'Connor, Odessa Young, Colin Firth, Olivia Colman, Glenda Jackson, Caroline Harker and Simon Shepherd.

Based on the book by Graham Swift and adapted for screen by Alice Birch (Normal People and Lady Macbeth).


'thoughtful and deeply affecting, seductive, sensual and intoxicating' ★★★★The Times

'lovely-looking, lovely-sounding movie, handsomely designed, meticulously shot and impeccably performed' ★★★★The Guardian

'exquisite' ★★★★Mail On Sunday

'This script, by Lady Macbeth's Alice Birch, does remarkable things to make the story breathe on film'  ★★★★The Telegraph

'Eva Husson’s English-language debut has star power'  The Independent

'an absorbing, engaging watch with a heady, intoxicating atmosphere'  Empire

'Great gowns, beautiful gowns...'  Little White Lies


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