Sensual and intoxicating British melodrama about secret love and creative awakening, with the wonderful Odessa Young, John O’Conner, Colin Firth, and Olivia Colman.
It is a warm spring day in 1924 and the parentless maid Jane (Odessa Young) has a day off. Her employers, the Niven couple (Colin Firth and Olivia Colman), are invited out and she can spend time with her secret lover Paul (Josh O’Connor). Despite that he is from the upper class and engaged with another woman, Paul has for several years been her great love. Soon things happen that neither of them could anticipate, and Jane’s life changes forever. Based on Graham Swift’s acclaimed novel, French Eva Husson unfolds this visually luscious, stylish, and challenging narrative together with phenomenal actors.
- Niclas Goldberg