2021 | Ireland, UK | 97 mins | M, Domestic violence & offensive language
- Director: Phyllida Lloyd
- Writer: Malcolm Campbell, Clare Dunne
- Cast: Molly McCann, Clare Dunne, Ruby Rose O’HaraIan Lloyd Anderson, Shadaan Felfeli, Harriet Walter, Cathy Belton
[A] perfectly beautiful and very moving movie.
Tim Cogshell, FilmWeek
Sandra, an Irish single mother of two young girls, faces a dire situation.
An attack by her abusive ex-husband and a housing crisis in Dublin leave her living in fear and unable to find a new home.
Temporarily living with her two daughters in a cramped hotel room and battling a system that refuses to help her, Sandra is determined to create some stability and security for the three of them.
Seeing no other options, she decides to build her own house, literally and metaphorically pouring the foundation of her own future… Herself creates a complex and optimistic portrait of a woman fighting for her dignity as she rebuilds a life for herself and her daughters. (Sundance Film Festival)
Sensitively directed by Phyllida Lloyd and brought to life by co-writer Clare Dunne’s starring performance, Herself charts one woman’s journey with empathy and grace. (Rotten Tomatoes)
A stunning performance by Clare Dunne, with a great supporting cast. This is an inspiring and hopeful tale about rebuilding a life.
Bianca Garner, Next Best Picture