ANNE JOSEPH

The Jewish Chronicle - - LIFE - FILM An­other Mother’s Son

N(12A) O DOUBT re­leased to co­in­cide with Mother’s Day, An­other Mother’s Son is based on the true story of shop­keeper, widow and mother, Louisa Gould, who hid a fugi­tive, Rus­sian PoW sol­dier dur­ing the Nazi oc­cu­pa­tion of the Chan­nel Is­lands. Star­ring Jenny Sea­grove as Gould, this slow- burn, episodic, pe­riod drama was writ­ten by Gould’s great-niece, the come­di­enne and writer, Jenny Le­coat.

The film is set in Jer­sey be­tween 1942-44 and shows the is­land res­i­dents wrestling with the pres­sures of life un­der Nazi in­va­sion. Jews and British cit­i­zens not born on the is­land are be­ing de­ported, “First the Jews, now the English. Who’s next,” asks Louisa (Lou). Cur­fews are im­posed, cars are seized and food is in in­creas­ingly short sup­ply. An at­mos­phere of fear

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