‘Herself’: A Delicately Empathetic Portrayal Of Rebuilding Your Self [Sundance Review]

Phyllida Lloyd’s first film since “The Iron Lady,” the filmmaker/theatre director’s serious follow up to the more operatic jukebox candy of “Mama Mia,” her latest film, “Herself,” is another more sobering effort and an affecting look at domestic abuse and emancipation from violence. It’s a low-key Dublin-set drama, touching upon social issues of economic anxiety and housing crises, and one that’s deeply empathetic, sharply observed, and features terrifically moving performances.

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