7:30 PM, 13th August, 2022
It’s Mother’s Day – aka Mothering Sunday – in 1924 and young housemaid Jane (Odessa Young) has been given the day off by her wealthy employers (Colin Firth, Olivia Colman).
Unbeknownst to them, Jane has been having a secret affair with Paul (Josh O’Connor), the son of the family living in the neighbouring manor – and she takes the chance to spend quality time with him while his parents and servants are away. The problem is that Paul is already engaged to be married to another woman, and over the course of the afternoon, Jane is forced to reconcile her dreams of becoming a writer with the passing of time – making decisions which reverberate throughout the rest of her life.
Based on the novella by Graham Swift, this delicate romantic drama is beautifully shot and impeccably acted – especially by 24-year-old Australian Young, who has already impressed in films such as Looking for Grace and The Daughter.