Best known for directing ‘Mamma Mia!’ & ‘The Iron Lady’, Phyllida Lloyd will release her female-driven drama HERSELF into Irish and UK cinemas on October 16th 2020.

The film has generated a huge buzz since its world premiere to critical acclaim at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

The story follows the story of Sandra (Clare Dunne), who 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 there are no other options left to her, she decides to build it herself from scratch, drawing together a community of friends to support her. Supporting cast includes Conleth Hill (Game of Thrones) and Cathy Belton (Philomena).

Watch the brand new Irish & UK trailer below

HERSELF opens in Irish & UK cinemas on October 16th