Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday

  • Directed by Eva Husson
  • Starring Josh O'Connor, Odessa Young, Olivia Colman, Colin Firth, Glenda Jackson
  • UK | 104mins | 2021 | rated (15)

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins

Film runtime: 1h 44m

An atmospheric 1920s-set feature based on Graham Swift’s novella.

Starring Josh O’Connor as Paul, an engaged upper-class fellow having a secret affair with a neighbour’s maid, Jane (Odessa Young).

This period drama is also a moving depiction of grief, from a supporting cast of Oscar-winning heavyweights: Olivia Colman and Colin Firth, who play a couple who have lost their sons in WWI.

This is a moving drama that shifts back and forwards in time to paint a portrait of its characters’ lives, Mothering Sunday is particularly satisfying when it focuses on Jane, who’s beautifully portrayed by rising Aussie star Young.

From Le Havre-born director Eva Husson, this is an intelligent, affecting British drama with a splash of French sensuality.