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This is the story of young mother Sandra who escapes her abusive husband and fights back against a broken housing system. She sets out to build her own home and in the process rebuilds her life and re-discovers herself.


  • Clare Dunne
  • Harriet Walter
  • Conleth Hill
  • Cathy Belton
  • Rebecca O'Mara
  • Liz Fitzgibbon
  • Molly McCann

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Jan 26, 2020

Whenever Herself settles into predictability, the strength of Dunne’s performance pulls that comfortable rug away. And if her screenplay and her acting helps audiences understand what it is to be homeless, to be vulnerable in this way, Herself will have been a A-grade build by an A-list team.

Fionnuala Halligan
Screen Daily
Jan 26, 2020

The idyll is all so jolly that when the film swerves into misfortune in the final act, it feels not like a necessary dramatic corrective but just a dreary downer, like medicine there to stop the spoonfuls of sugar from going down so easily.

Metacritic review by Leslie Felperin
Leslie Felperin
The Hollywood Reporter
Jan 25, 2020

Lloyd’s feature strikes a fine balance between all of life’s ups and downs, illustrated by Sandra’s unfortunately relatable traumas and a series of stellar performances.

Kate Erbland