Directed by Phyllida Lloyd (Mamma Mia!) and produced by Element Pictures (The Favourite), teaming up with Sharon Horgan’s production company Merman, the Festival is proud to present Herself as its closing-night gala.

Written by and starring actor Clare Dunne, the film tells the story of Sandra (Dunne) who has parted ways with her possessive and domineering ex-partner. Sandra sets out to rebuild her life from scratch in order to provide a happy and peaceful home for her two young daughters.

But she finds herself struggling to fight back against a shattered housing system in the movie, which is set in and was filmed in Dublin. Undaunted, she sets about building her own place to call home, as she is determined to rebuild her and her family’s lives.

The stellar cast also includes Ian Lloyd-Anderson, Conleth Hill and Harriet Walter.