Despite this year (2021) seeming a slow one for movies, at least at the start of the year, since the world began to open up again cinemas have become visited locations once again. This November, audiences can welcome Mothering Sunday to cinemas.

Today (September 7th, 2021), Lionsgate have released the wonderful trailer for Mothering Sunday, a movie about how hard love can be and the challenges it poses.

One Spring day in 1924, house maid Jane Fairchild (Odessa Young) realises she is all on her own on Mother’s Day. Her employers, Mr and Mrs. Niven (Colin Firth and Olivia Colman), are out of the house, giving Jane a rare opportunity to spend some time with her secret lover.

Paul (Josh O’Conner), the boy from the manner house nearby, and Jane must hide their clandestine relationship from others, including Paul’s fiancée who is a childhood friend and daughter of his parents’ friends.

Olivia Colman and Odessa Young / Picture Credit: Lionsgate
Olivia Colman and Odessa Young / Picture Credit: Lionsgate

However, events that will change the course of Jane’s life are on the horizon, and neither her nor Paul could have foreseen what comes next.

Along with Young (The Professor, Assassination Nation), Colman (Broadchurch, The Father), and Firth (The Kingsman franchise, The King’s Speech), the movie also stars BAFTA TV and Primetime Emmy Award nominee Josh O'Connor (The Crown, God’s Own Country); BAFTA EE Rising Star Award and BIFA nominee Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù (His House, Gangs of London); with Academy Award, Primetime Emmy Award and BAFTA winner Glenda Jackson (Women in Love, A Touch of Class).

Mothering Sunday is based on the novel by Graham Swift, published in 2016. The trailer showcases the all-star cast and the picturesque sets, landscapes and cinematography.

It shows the excitement of two young lovers who must keep their wrongdoings a secret from those around them, and highlights the pressure that can be placed upon a person to be someone they’re not.

Picture Credit: Lionsgate
Picture Credit: Lionsgate

The Times has stated this movie to be ‘Exquisite’, along with a five-star rating. The Daily Mail rates the movie similarly, claiming it to be ‘Gorgeous, passionate, beautifully crafted’.

It seems that Mothering Sunday displays themes of passion, beauty, pain and love, as Jane and Paul appear to secretly fight for their love behind the scenes.

The film is directed by Palme d’Or nominee Eva Husson (Girls of the Sun); written by BAFTA nominee and BIFA winner Alice Birch (Normal People), and produced by BAFTA winners Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley (Carol).

Mothering Sunday will be in cinemas on November 19th, 2021.

Written by Melissa, who you can follow on Twitter @melissajournal

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