Sony Pictures Classics announced today that Eva Husson’s Mothering Sunday, starring Academy Award winners Olivia Colman and Colin Firth, will be released only in theaters on November 19, 2021.
Synopsis: 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 (Firth and Colman), are out and she has the rare chance to spend quality time with her secret lover. Paul (Josh O’Connor) is the boy from the manor house near by, Jane’s long-term 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.
The film had its world premiere at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival and will hit the Toronto International Film Festival next in September. Directed by Eva Husson, Mothering Sunday is based on the novel by Graham Swift, written for the screen by Alice Birch and produced by Elizabeth Karlsen (Carol) and Stephen Woolley (The Crying Game) of Number 9 Films. It features costume design by three-time Academy Award winner and 15-time nominee Sandy Powell (The Irishman, Mary Poppins Returns), hair and make-up design by BAFTA winner Nadia Stacey (The Favourite, Cruella), production design by BAFTA TV nominee Helen Scott (A Very English Scandal, Wuthering Heights), cinematography by BIFA nominee Jamie D. Ramsay, SASC (Moffie, Beauty), and editing by Emilie Orsini (Girls of the Sun, The Party).
It co-stars Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù, Patsy Ferran, Emma D’Arcy and two-time Academy Award winner Glenda Jackson.
Watch two clips below featuring Odessa Young, Josh O’Connor, Colin Firth and Olivia Colman.