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HERSELF directed by Phyllida Lloyd
(L-R) Clare Dunne, Molly McCann, Daniel Ryan, Dmitry Vinokurov, Ruby Rose O’Hara, Aaron Lockhart, Anita Petry and Mabel Chah star in HERSELF Photo: Pat Redmond Courtesy of Amazon Studios

Amazon released the trailer for the indie drama Herself directed by Phyllida Lloyd and starring Clare Dunne, Harriet Walter, Conleth Hill, Ian Lloyd Anderson, Ruby Rose O’Hara along with Molly McCann.

Herself which premiered at Sundance Film Festival tells the story of Sandra, a young mother who seeks to rebuild her life from scratch to provide a safe home for her two young daughters. In order to do so, she must escape the grip of a possessive ex- partner, circumnavigate a broken housing system, and bring together a community of friends who can support her and lend a helping hand.

Single mother Sandra (Clare Dunne) escapes her abusive partner with her two young children, only to find herself trapped in temporary accommodation. After months of struggling, she draws inspiration from one of her daughter’s bedtime stories and hits upon the idea of self-building an affordable home. She finds an architect who provides her with plans and is offered land by Peggy (Harriet Walter), a woman she cleans for. Aido (Conleth Hill), a building contractor, appears willing to help, too. But as her past rears its head in the form of Gary (Ian Lloyd Anderson), her possessive ex, and as bureaucrats fight back against her independent spirit, will Sandra be able to rebuild her life from the ground up?

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