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Another Mother's Son

FILM - WORLD PREMIERE CHARITY GALA :

 

Thursday 16th March 2017– ODEON CINEMA LEICESTER SQUARE

24-26 Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7JY

 

Arrivals from:                               6.15pm

Guests to be seated by:          7.00pm

DRESS: SMART ATTIRE

 

Bill Kenwright Films and Vertigo Releasing present

ANOTHER MOTHER’S SON

Starring Jenny Seagrove, Ronan Keating, John Hannah, Amanda Abbington, Susan Hampshire, Nicholas Farrell and Julian Kostov

 

 The film opens Nationwide on Mother’s Day weekend (24th March 2017)

BASED ON A TRUE STORY

JERSEY CHANNEL ISLANDS 1942 - THE ONLY BRITISH TERRITORY TO FALL UNDER NAZI RULE

Another Mother’s Son tells the true story of Louisa Gould, a largely unsung heroine of the Second World War. Under the rule of history’s most evil regime, and abandoned by Churchill on the brink of the war, The Channel Islanders were the first to experience life under the Third Reich. Jersey became something of a prison island, where captured POW’s (particularly from Russia) were bought and forced to build an Atlantic Wall, a huge concrete fortification to defend the islands from British counter attack. British citizens who were not born on the island were sent to Germany. 

Louisa Gould, a simple shop keeper charged with delivering the dwindling rations to her undernourished community, learns that one of her sons has been killed in battle. At the same time a young POW escapes from the German prison camp, and Louisa feels compelled to look after him – a Russian POW. Despite her family’s protests, she believes that this is the right thing to do and that “Any mother would do the same”. 

Despite the obvious dangers, Louisa is confident her small and close knit community will protect her and her new family member “Bill” as he adjusts to life with her and her family. German paranoia and oppression increases with the escalation of war, and with it the solidarity of the islanders begins to fall apart. Lou’s family learn that neighbours are turning on each other in exchange for food and other privileges from the German regime. Against this backdrop, Louisa fights for her family and the protection of Bill as if he were her own son – it is viewed by many as acting in far too cavalier a way in such troubled circumstances. If Louisa’s secret is uncovered, it will not only be her but her entire family who suffers…

Directed by Emmy-nominated Christopher Menaul (Summer in February, Killing Jesus) Another Mother's Son is the first feature screenplay from writer Jenny Lecoat, who is the great Niece of Louisa Gould. 

Playing the principle role of Louisa Gould, Jenny Seagrove adds to her film credits that include Local Hero (Bill Forsyth), The Guardian (William Friedkin), and the Oscar winning A Shocking Accident (James Scott). Her television successes include starring roles in A Woman of Substance, Diana, and the long running Judge John Deed. She is also the only actress to have starred in plays at every major London playhouse. 

Singer-songwriter, Ronan Keating, plays Louisa’s brother Harold Gould. Apart from his many million selling records both as a solo artist and as a member of Boyzone, Keating has recently appeared as Guy in the West End stage production of Once, for which he earned rave reviews. 

John Hannah (The Mummy film franchise, Four Weddings and a Funeral, and television’s Damages and Spartacus), and Amanda Abbington (Sherlock, Mr. Selfridge), play the remaining members of Louisa’s family, whilst Emmy Award-winning Susan Hampshire (television’s Monarch of the Glenn, The Forsyte Saga), Nicholas Farrell (Chariots of Fire) and Peter Wight (Another Year, Babel) make up the British contingent. The film also introduces an exciting young actor, Julian Kostov, as the young Russian POW. 

Louisa Gould, and her brother and sister were amongst the first recipients of Her Majesty’s British Hero of the Holocaust Awards in March 2010.

Performance Times

Thursday 16th March 2017

Arrivals from:                               6.15pm

Guests to be seated by:          7.00pm

 

Accessibility

There are a limited number of wheelchair seats available in the stalls  – which will be allocated on a first come first served  basis. There are wheelchair accessible toilets on this level as well and it is a flat route in to the cinema from the end of the carpet.  

If you wish to book these tickets please call our Customer Services Team on 020 3137 7420 

Where Do I Go

Odeon Cinema Leicester Square 

24-26 Leicester Square,

London 

WC2H 7JY

 

Odeon Leicester Square

Latest customer reviews

  • It will warm your heart - and then break it!

    22 March 2017

    Another Mother's Son - a truly emotional, heartbreaking film of such true courage. Knowing that this is a true story made it even more powerful. Bill Kenwright cast this movie superbly. I've loved Jenny Seagrove's interpretation of every character I've seen her play and this was certainly no exception. Moreover, every single character was portrayed in such a way that the fear, anguish and outright bloody-mindedness in the face of the Nazis were palpable. Yes, we all know of the sort of horrific things that went on during the war, but this movie showed the situation from the perspective of a strong, feisty mother whose own son had just been killed in the war and who wanted to help another victim of the Nazis - another mother's son - so, at a massive risk to herself and her family, she took in a young Russian who had been taken by the Nazis and beaten. I'll say no more, as I don't want to spoil anything. All I have to say now is simply go to see this film. A wonderful piece.

    Lynne McCulloch Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • A special film

    20 March 2017

    A great example of a British film. A true story that is moving and beautifully crafted.

    Gillian Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Incredible

    20 March 2017

    An absolutely fantastic evening. An extremely sad, yet moving true story about an incredibly strong and inspirational woman.

    Kirstie Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • a reminder - in an uncertain world

    19 March 2017

    a most enjoyable evening ,well acted .pleased to have attended my first premiere

    tuberoo Confirmed ticket purchaser