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 quality time with her secret lover. Paul (Josh O’Connor) is the boy from the manor house nearby, 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.
“It’s a richly detailed mosaic of a movie which pays as much attention to emotional authenticity as it does to the story itself.” ~Wendy Ide, Screen Daily
“A thoughtful if occasionally melodramatic reflection on the nature of grief.” ~Caroline Tsai, The Playlist