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Herself

  • All Sites: 17 Jun 2021
Runtime: 97 min
GENRES: Drama
Domestic violence & offensive language
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★★★★½ "A quietly lovely movie that reaches some unexpectedly wonderful places" - Stuff.co.nz. 

Sandra (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 rebuild her own strength and sense of self.

93% Certified Fresh - Rotten Tomatoes

★★★★ - Times (UK) 
★★★★ - Arizona Republic
★★★★ - Radio Times
★★★★ - The List

"In the lead, Clare Dunne, who also co-wrote the screenplay, is note perfect and endlessly relatable" - Stuff.co.nz 

"With her elegant, restrained and quietly devastating performance as a headstrong yet financially struggling single-mother of two young girls, Clare Dunne is a revelation" - RogerEbert.com

"A stunning, taut performance from actor and co-writer Dunne" - Screen International

"[A] timely, empowering story" - Variety

"[A] perfectly beautiful and very moving movie." - FilmWeek

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