Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Another Mother's Son [.]

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Another Mother's Son [.]

Article excerpt


TIMED for release on Mother's Day weekend, director Christopher Menaul's well-intentioned drama pays tribute to one unsung hero of the Second World War, who risked her life for a tortured stranger.

While friends turn on each other to curry favour with German invaders, the self-sacrificing matriarch remains stoic in the face of barbarity.

"If we're not better than them, what are we fighting for?" she rages, eyes twinkling with defiance.

As scripted by Jenny Lecoat, great niece of the story's valiant heroine, Another Mother's Son is a solid portrait of one of the first recipients of Her Majesty's British Hero of the Holocaust Awards, who found her voice on 1942 Jersey, the only home territory to fall under Nazi rule.

Jenny Seagrove delivers a measured performance as the maternal protector Louisa Gould, and singer Ronan Keating appears as her brother Harold.

Jersey has become a prison under the control of the Third Reich. …

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