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