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Odessa Young and Josh O’Connor are delivering the romance film we’ve been dying for, ‘Mothering Sunday’

Mothering Sunday

During a year that has been filled with book to movie adaptations, we've been keeping a close and watchful eye on the ones that actually deserve our attention. Because, let's face it, there's nothing worse than ruining one of your favourite books. Thankfully, so far, we haven't been left too disappointed, and it seems like the good times will keep on rolling. Reuniting to deliver the Tv-to-film crossover we have all been desperately waiting for; Olivia Colman and Josh O'Connor are starring in Mothering Sunday and the first official trailer is here.

The film, which is based on the book of the same name by Graham Swift follows the story of English maid Jane Fairchild who meets with her upper-class lover for the last time; and the events which follow their final meeting. The type of indulgent romance we're all desperately longing for right now, here's everything you need to know about the upcoming film.

What is Mothering Sunday about?

Mothering Sunday follows the story of Jane, a maid living in post-World War I England; who works for her upscale employers Mr. and Mrs. Niven by day and pursues her writing career by night. While there are certainly several other factors, events and circumstances that are woven into the story, the basis of the film centres around her secret romance a soon-to-be-married Paul, and the final day that they spend together. You can read the official synopsis below.

"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 an afternoon of abandon with her secret lover, Paul (Josh O'Connor), the boy from the manor house nearby who is Jane's long-term romantic 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."

Who stars in the film?

As we know, Australian actor Odessa Young is taking the leading role in the film as Jane, with O'Connor playing Paul. Firth and Colman portray perfectly the well-to-do but ultimately miserable couple we've come to see in several period dramas; with other noteworthy appearances also in the mix. Basically, Mothering Sunday has all the perfect ingredients for a hit period romance.

Watch the official trailer for Mothering Sunday below.

Although the trailer for the film has now been released, there's no official word on when we'll be able to catch Mothering Sunday here in Australia. Stay tuned for more details to come.


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