Herself-Sundance Still

Source: Sundance


Picturehouse Entertainment and Element Distribution will release Phyllida Lloyd’s Herself into UK and Irish cinemas from 30 October.

The Irish feature proved a buzz title following its world premiere at Sundance in January while writer and star Clare Dunne received the Discovery Award at the Dublin International Film Festival, which was closed by Herself in March.

It also adds to the post-lockdown release schedule, which is being repopulated as cinemas continue to reopen throughout the UK and Ireland.

Herself, co-written by Malcolm Campbell, centres on a mother (Dunne) who works to rebuild her life in order to provide a happy home for her two young daughters, away from a possessive ex-partner.

Director Lloyd’s last film was The Iron Lady in 2011, having previously made box office smash Mamma Mia! in 2008.

Herself was co-developed by The Favourite producers Element Pictures from Ireland and the UK’s Merman. Ed Guiney and Rory Gilmartin produce for Element, with Sharon Horgan for Merman. Executive producers are Clelia Mountford for Merman, Andrew Lowe for Element, Rose Garnett for BBC Films, Mary Burke for the BFI, Lesley McKimm for Screen Ireland, and Thompson for Cornerstone.