Last year, during the Cannes Film Festival, director Eva Husson made a splash with “Mothering Sunday.” About a clandestine love affair, the film centers on a maid living in post-World War I England who secretly plans to meet with the man she loves before he leaves to marry another woman. The film stars Odessa Young, Josh O’Connor, with Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù, Patsy Ferran, Emma D’Arcy with Glenda Jackson and Olivia Colman and Colin Firth.
Here’s the official synopsis:
On a warm spring day in 1924, housemaid 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.
“Mothering Sunday” is in theaters on March 25, 2022, via Sony Pictures Classics. Watch the trailer below.