On a warm spring day in 1924, house maid 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 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.
DIRECTOR: Eva Husson
WRITERS: Alice Birch, Graham Swift (Based on the Novel)
CAST: Odessa Young, Josh O’Connor, Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù, Patsy Ferran, Emma D’Arcy, with Glenda Jackson, and Olivia Colman, and Colin Firth
“Count “Mothering Sunday” as a breakthrough for Young, as well as one for Husson, who deserves the international career that “Mothering Sunday” all but guarantees.”