Escaping an abusive partner and left without a stable home, an Irish single mother decides to take up the task of building a home for herself and her daughters.
Desperate for a secure place to stay with her two young daughters while she attempts to break away from her violently possessive ex, single mom Sandra (Clare Dunne) is faced with indifferent social services and a housing crisis that makes finding a home all but impossible. Inspired by Internet how-to videos and gifted a small plot of land by her steely but kind-hearted employer Peggy (Harriet Walter), Sandra takes matters into her own hands by building a modest house from scratch. The process isn’t easy, but along the way Sandra receives unexpected assistance from friends and strangers alike, forging a small community of supporters. Director Phyllida Lloyd (MAMMA MIA!, THE IRON LADY) co-wrote HERSELF with lead actress Dunne, an accomplished stage actress who delivers a knockout performance. The result is a feminist crowd-pleaser that draws attention to urgent social issues while telling a classic, inspirational underdog story.
CAST: Claire Dunne, Harriet Walter, Conleth Hill, Rebecca O’Mara
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