As principal photography has wrapped in the UK on Eva Husson’s ‘Mothering Sunday’ featuring Josh O’Connor, a first look image has been released.
The film, which stars Odessa Young, O’Connor, Oscar winner Colin Firth, Oscar winner Olivia Colman and Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù centres on March 30, 1924, in Beechwood, England. Jane Fairchild (Odessa Young), a maid in the Niven household, has the day off to celebrate Mothering Sunday while Mr and Mrs Niven (Colin Firth and Olivia Colman) attend a lunch to celebrate the engagement of their neighbour’s only remaining son, Paul (Josh O’Connor).
Although Jane rejoices at her freedom on an unseasonably hot, beautiful spring day, she has no mother to go to—and for almost seven years she has, joyfully and without shame, been Paul’s lover. Like the Nivens, Paul belongs to England’s old- monied social class, whereas Jane was orphaned at birth. With the house conveniently empty, they can finally meet in Paul’s bedroom for the first time. Today will be their last as lovers. It is also the day that will mark the beginning of Jane’s transformation.
The first look image featuring Young and O’Connor as Jane and Paul.
Written by Emmy nominee Alice Birch (Normal People, Succession) based on the critically acclaimed and best-selling novella of the same name by Graham Swift, Lionsgate UK is planning a theatrical release in 2021 and Sony Pictures Classics has acquired North America, Latin America, India, Pan Asia (excluding Japan), the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Turkey.