The director behind The Iron Lady and Mamma Mia! returns, but this time to a different style. In Herself, a husband beats up his wife Sandra. She escapes with the kids. She struggles with physically and mentally, has two jobs and is under strong pressure from the social and housing bureaucracy. She is also looking for a new home for herself and the daughters, but the money is the problem. She decides to take matters into her own hands and builds a house. Herself has a beautiful focus on the unifying power of building a house, while illustrating a bureaucratic system that does not work. Sandra’s vulnerability is strongly portrayed, through a realistic depiction of domestic violence, but the film pays homage to her courage and determination.


  • Program
  • Original title
  • Director
    Phyllida Lloyd
  • Producer
    Rory Gilmartin, Ed Guiney, Sharon Horgan
  • Writers
    Malcolm Campbell, Clare Dunne
  • Photo
    Tom Comerford
  • Actors
    Sharon Horgan, Andrew Lowe, Ed Guiney, Rory Gilmartin, Rose Garnett, Mary Burke
  • Playtime
    1 h 37 min
  • Year
  • Country
    England, Ireland
  • Age limit
    12 years
  • Distributor
    Another World Entertainment