Picturehouse Entertainment has released the UK/Irish Trailer for Phyllida Lloyd’s indie drama, Herself.
The film is based around a single mother of two Sandra, determined to provide a safe happy home after an abusive relationship. With very little income, the local council refusing to provide that home she struggles and at the same time rediscover ‘herself’.
Clare Dunne who has written for Lloyd in several occasions, scripts this one as well as making her debut acting role as Sandra. This looks inspiring, heartfelt and empowering drama which seems to be a rarity these days in the age of superhero films
Sandra (Clare Dunne), on the surface of it, is a young Mum struggling to provide her two young daughters with a warm, safe, happy home to grow up in. Beneath the surface, Sandra has a steely determination to change their lives for the better and when it becomes clear that the local council won’t provide that home, she decides to build it herself from scratch. With very little income to speak of and no savings, Sandra must use all her ingenuity to make her ambitious dream a reality. At the same time, she must escape the grip of her possessive ex-husband and keep him away from her and her girls. The lionhearted Sandra draws together a community of friends to support her and lend a helping hand and it is the kindness and generosity of these people and the love of her young daughters that help build her own strength and sense of self. With a cast that also includes Harriet Walter and Conleth Hill, HERSELF is the outstanding new film from Phyllida Lloyd, acclaimed director of ‘The Iron Lady’ and ‘Mamma Mia!’
The film also stars Harriet Walter, Conleth Hill, Cathy Belton, Rebecca O’Mara, and Sean Duggan.
Herself will have its UK premiere at the London Film Festival on 8th October. The will be released in UK cinemas from 16th October.