Mothering Sunday is a scintillating tale of grief and how it can actually end up suffocating every aspect of one’s life. No matter how much time passes, no matter how grief ebbs and flows, there’s no escaping it. Grief works its way into every aspect of one’s life. What’s fascinating in this film is how we see its hold derail what they are accustomed to daily. Remember, what we are focused on here isn’t present-day London but post-World War I. The bloodiest of wars has just ended, and at this point, nothing will ever be the same. Directed by Eva Husson from a screenplay by Alice Birch, Mothering Sunday (based on the novel by Graham Swift), the film has a terrific ensemble. It has some powerful performances from Olivia Colman, Colin Firth, Josh O’Connor, and Jane Fairchild. Certainly will make some noise during awards season for its screenplay, but it’s hard to see this film finding an audience willing to go to a theater to see it. Too Bad, they are missing out!