15
1hr 38mins

Phyllida Lloyd (The Iron Lady, Mamma Mia!) directs this emotionally stirring drama, which deftly combines hard-hitting social realism with a rousing, life-affirming independent spirit.

Phyllida Lloyd
15

Newcomer Clare Dunne, who also co-writes, stars as Sandra, a single mother working as a cleaner, struggling to make ends meet and navigate her life after the fallout of an abusive relationship. She meets Peggy (Harriet Walter), who holds the promise of a better future for Sandra and her young family, with a plot of land offering the chance to rebuild her life anew…

A festival favourite, having garnered critical acclaim at both Sundance and the London Film Festival, Herself is an uncomprimising but ultimately stirring tale of prevailing spirit, independence and community solidarity, making for unmissable British cinema.

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