Mothering Sunday with Odessa Young
It’s an unspeakable love affair back then. Mothering Sunday is an adaptation of a novel by Graham Swift about a young maid’s affair with a man engaged to be married in the post-World War I era.
The film stars Odessa Young (The Staircase, Assassination Nation), Josh O’Connor (God’s Own Country, The Crown), Olivia Colman (The Favourite, The Father0, Colin Firth (The King’s Speech0, Sope Dirisu (Gangs of London), and Glenda Jackson (Women in Love, A Touch of Class).
Here is the official synopsis:
On a warm spring day in 1924, housemaid and foundling Jane Fairchild (Odessa Young) finds herself alone on Mother’s Day. Her employers, Mr. and Mrs. Niven (Colin Firth and Olivia Colman), are out and she has the rare chance to spend quality time with her secret lover. Paul (Josh O’Connor) is the boy from the manor house nearby, Jane’s long-term love despite the fact that he’s engaged to b 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.
Eva Husson (Girls of The Sun) directed the film from the screen adaptation script from Alice Birch (Succession, Normal People).
Mothering Sunday is one of many books by Graham Swift that had been adapted into films, including Waterland, Shuttlecock, and Last Orders.
The film will generate some buzz with two Oscar-winners Olivia Colman and Colin Firth and BAFTA-nominee Josh O’Connor. Not to mention, the period piece employed three-time Oscar winner costume designer Sanday Powell (The Irishman, Mary Poppins Returns), BAFTA-winner hair and make-up designer Nadia Stacey (The Favourite, Cruella), BAFTA TV-nominated production designer Helen Scott (A Very English Scandal, Wuthering Heights), and BIFA-nominated cinematographer Jamie Ramsay (Moffie, Beauty).
Earlier this year, the film was a selection at the Cannes Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival.
The film opens for a qualifying run in Los Angeles on November 17. It’ll open in select theaters in New York and Los Angeles next year on February 25 and to be followed with a nationwide theatrical release.
Watch the trailer for Mothering Sunday below. Let us know what you think of it.
Source: Sony Pictures Classic