MOTHERING SUNDAY
Narrative Feature | 104 minutes

This film played at HIFF 2021
on 10/10/2021 and 10/11/2021
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Directed by
Eva Husson

Produced by
Elizabeth Karlsen
Stephen Woolley

Written by
Alice Birch

Featuring
Odessa Young
Josh O'Connor
Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù
Olivia Colman
Colin Firth
Glenda Jackson


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US Premiere

2021 | English | UK

SUNDAY CENTERPIECE

In this vibrant, lush romance, orphaned housemaid-turned-writer Jane (played by Odessa Young and the legendary Glenda Jackson, respectively) reflects back on a particular warm spring day she spent in post-WWI Britain. While her employers Mr. and Mrs. Niven (Academy Award® winners Colin Firth and Olivia Colman) are away for the day, she meets with her neighbor and long-term lover Paul (Josh O’Connor, The Crown) for a clandestine tryst. Scripted by Alice Birch (LADY MACBETH, Normal People) and sensually helmed by Eva Husson, MOTHERING SUNDAY explores one woman’s passion, vulnerability, and grief in the inter-war period.

• Scheduled to attend*: actors Josh O’Connor and Odessa Young, director Eva Husson

 

*all guests subject to change