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Herself (15)

16 September

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Audio descriptions are available for all showings of this film

Key

  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly

Details

Director Phyllida Lloyd (Mamma Mia!) reunites with her all-female Shakespeare collaborators, Clare Dunne and Harriet Walter, for a stirring drama about a woman who refuses to be broken.

Sandra (Clare Dunne) is a young Dublin-based mum struggling to provide her two young daughters with a safe, happy home after leaving an abusive relationship. When it becomes clear that the local council won’t provide that home, she decides to build one herself. With very little income and a menacing ex-husband a threat to her happiness, Sandra calls on the support of a new community of friends, including her employer Peggy (Harriet Walter).

As a first-time screenwriter (working in collaboration with Malcom Campbell), Dunne impresses with her finely-crafted story of darkness and eventual triumph. And as an actor she energises this drama, utterly convincing as a woman beaten down by circumstance and failures of the State, but defiantly refusing to give up.

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  • Director Phyllida Lloyd
  • Cast Clare Dunne, Harriet Walter, Conleth Hill
  • Country Ireland / UK
  • Year of Production 2020
  • Running Time 1h38m
  • Certificate 15
  • Content Warning Contains scenes of domestic abuse

All Monday to Friday shows before 5pm have capacity capped at 50% (unless otherwise stated). All other screenings have full unlimited seating capacity (unless otherwise stated).

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