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A gorgeously crafted, passionate period drama from director Eva Husson (Girls of the Sun), Mothering Sunday boasts electric chemistry between radiant leads Odessa Young (Shirley) and Josh O'Connor (The Crown).

Eva Husson
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Young plays Jane Fairchild, a maid at the luxurious residence of the Niven family, under the watchful eyes of spiky matriarch Clarrie (Olivia Colman) and the more gentle patriarch Godfrey (Colin Firth).

Granted a day off on Mothering Sunday to attend the wedding of neighbour Paul Sherringham (O’Connor), she harbours a sensational secret, having enjoyed an affair with him, now for several years…

A steamy twist on the historical romantic drama, Husson’s richly realised adaptation of Graham Swift’s novel uniquely posits the female gaze at the forefront of the story, with meticulously realised production design, transportive cinematography and a stellar supporting cast, including Glenda Jackson (Women in Love) and rising star Ṣọpẹ Dìrísù (His House).

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