Narrative Feature | 97 minutes

HIFF 2020


Directed by
Phyllida Lloyd

Produced by
Rory Gilmartin, Sharon Horgan, Ed Guiney

Written by
Malcolm Campbell, Clare Dunne

Clare Dunne, Harriet Walter, Conleth Hill

2020 | English | Ireland/UK

In the wake of a physically abusive relationship and a looming housing crisis, Irish single mother Sandra (Clare Dunne) struggles to provide her two young daughters a safe and happy home. Attempting to free herself from her toxic marriage, and determined to create some stability and security for her family, Sandra sets out to build her own house from scratch. With little income and no savings, Sandra must rely on her own ingenuity and the generosity of her friends to make this ambitious dream a reality. Featuring sharp direction from Phyllida Lloyd (MAMMA MIA!, THE IRON LADY), HERSELF is an inspiring tale of a community coming together to support one woman’s fight for independence.

Available in the Virtual Cinema:
October 9 (10am ET) through midnight on October 16

You must finish watching by midnight on Friday.

Note: This film may be viewed from anywhere in the United States.