• Directed by Phylidda Lloyd
  • Starring Clare Dunne, Harriet Walter, Conleth Hill, Cathy Belton, Rebecca O'Mara
  • UK | IRE | 98mins | 2020 | rated (15)

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins

Film run time: 1h 38m

Phyllida Lloyd (The Iron Lady, Mamma Mia!) reunites with her all-female Shakespeare collaborators, Clare Dunne and Harriet Walter, for a stirring drama about a woman who refuses to be broken.

Sandra (Dunne) is a young Dublin-based Mum struggling to provide her two young daughters with a safe, happy home after leaving an abusive relationship. When it becomes clear that the local council won’t provide that home, she decides to build one herself. Sandra calls on the support of a new community of friends, including her employer Peggy (Walter). As a first time screenwriter (working in collaboration with Malcolm Campbell), Dunne impresses with her finely crafted story of darkness and eventual triumph.

Lloyd’s wonderful film played on our screen last October to a sold out audience as part of the 64th BFI London Film Festival - we are especially excited for its return and we hope you enjoy this gem of a film.