"Mothering Sunday" is a 2021 British romantic drama film directed by Eva Husson.
The starring cast includes Odessa Young as Jane Fairchild, Josh O'Connor as Paul Sheringham, Olivia Colman as Mrs Clarrie Niven, Colin Firth as Mr Godfrey Niven, Glenda Jackson as older Jane Fairchild, Sope Dirisu as Donald, Patsy Ferran as Milly, Emma D'Arcy as Emma Hobday, Simon Shepherd as Giles Hobday, Caroline Harker as Sylvia Hobday and others.

Here are "Mothering Sunday" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for Mothering Sunday movie?

Sony Pictures Classics on Monday, March 07, 2022 released the trailer for "Mothering Sunday" you can watch here:
MOTHERING SUNDAY | Official Trailer 2 (2022).

Plot summary

What is Mothering Sunday movie plot?

Here is a short review of "Mothering Sunday" movie plot summary.

Jane Fairchild (Odessa Young) is a maid who works for the wealthy Niven family. On Mothering Sunday Jane is given the day off to spend as she likes. To her surprise Paul Sheringham (Josh O'Connor), a wealthy neighbour, invites her over to spend the day with him while his parents, the Nivens, and the Hobdays have lunch together.
Paul and Jane have been having a secret sexual affair for years, since Jane's arrival at the Niven's estate. However Paul is due to marry Emma Hobday (Emma D'Arcy), a woman in his social circle who was once unofficially engaged to Paul's older brother James, who died in The Great War. Both Paul and Emma have mixed feelings about their engagement but feel compelled to marry nevertheless.
At the Sheringham estate Jane and Paul have sex before Paul leaves to join his family and fiancée for lunch. He leaves Jane alone at his estate and she wanders naked through the house examining how he lives before leaving.
Later in her life Jane becomes a writer and marries Donald (Sope Dirisu), a philosopher whom she meets while working at a book shop. He asks her how she became a writer and she lists her birth and the gift of a typewriter as two inciting incidents, keeping the third to herself.
The third incident occurred on Mothering Sunday after Jane returned home. She runs into Godfrey Niven (Colin Firth) who informs her that Paul died in a car crash. He asks Jane to accompany him to Paul's home where Mr. Niven suspects there might have been a suicide note. Instead the maid there has already returned early and has cleaned up all traces of Paul and Jane's tryst.


Who plays who in the Mothering Sunday movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Mothering Sunday" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Odessa Young  as Jane Fairchild
Josh O'Connor  as Paul Sheringham
Olivia Colman  as Mrs Clarrie Niven
Colin Firth  as Mr Godfrey Niven
Glenda Jackson  as older Jane Fairchild
Sope Dirisu  as Donald
Patsy Ferran  as Milly
Emma D'Arcy  as Emma Hobday
Simon Shepherd  as Giles Hobday
Caroline Harker  as Sylvia Hobday
Emily Woof  as Mrs. Sheringham
Craig Crosbie  as Mr. Sheringham
Albert Welling  as Mr. Paxton bookstore owner
Nathan Chester Reeve  as Dick (as Nathan Reeve)
Samuel Barlow  as Young Paul
Dexter Raggatt  as Freddy
Charlie Oscar  as Ethel
Alex Cubb  as Richard
Forrest Bothwell  as Samuel
Sarita Gabony  as Journalist 1
Steve Brody  as Journalist 2

Release date

When is Mothering Sunday movie release date?

"Mothering Sunday" movie release date was scheduled to be on July 9, 2021 (Cannes) and on November 12, 2021 (United Kingdom) distributing by Lionsgate UK, TOBIS Film, Transmission Films, Sony Pictures Classics and Cinéart.


What are Mothering Sunday filming details?

The duration of the film is 110 minutes.

"Mothering Sunday" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.

Principal photography began in September 2020.


What are critics and audiences saying about Mothering Sunday movie?

"Mothering Sunday" movie got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 5.9/10.

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