Mothering Sunday

Sumptuous British costume drama based on Graham Swift's bestseller about the lasting impact of one idyllic, romantic afternoon on the life of a young nanny.

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30 March 1924 – Beechwood, England. Jane Fairchild, a maid in the Niven household, has the day off to celebrate Mothering Sunday while Mr and Mrs Niven attend a lunch to celebrate the engagement of their neighbour’s only remaining son, Paul, to Emma Hobday. The Nivens have lost their own sons to the war and rejoice at the prospect of an engagement.

Jane rejoices at her freedom on an unseasonably hot, beautiful spring day. But, she has no mother to go to. For almost seven years she has – joyfully and without shame – been Paul’s secret lover. Like the Nivens, Paul belongs to England’s old money aristocracy, whereas Jane was orphaned at birth. With the house conveniently empty, they can finally meet in Paul’s bedroom for the first time. Today will be their last as lovers. It is also the day that will mark the beginning of Jane’s transformation as the story unfolds through the hours of clandestine passion.

Eva Husson gives an original interpretation of the genre of the period drama. She portrays the golden cage of customs, traditions and keeping up appearances in which the upper class imprisons itself with razor-sharp precision. Featuring a star-cast that includes Olivia Colman, Colin Firth, Josh O'Connor, Odessa Young, Glenda Jackson and Sope Dirisu.

Eva Husson, UK, 2021, 110 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Olivia Colman, Colin Firth, Josh O'Connor, Odessa Young, Glenda Jackson, Sope Dirisu.