We celebrated our 10 year anniversary on 30th June 2022 with three of our favourite shorts and the brilliant film Herself.
Clare Dunne stars in and writes this empowering story of a battered Dublin cleaner who builds her own house.
When I first saw HERSELF back in November 2020 I immediately thought it was perfect for film club, a single mother with two youngsters fighting the housing system and her ex-husband. But little did I know that it would take us 18 months and 39 emails, yes, you read that right, thirty nine emails to secure a copy for Altrincham Film Club!
“A moving, authentic tribute to rebuilding from the ashes, with a little help from your friends”. Anna Menta, Decider.
“HERSELF is smart – it balances the importance of individual charity and the need for wider reform – one provides the hope, the other provides the answers.” Clarisse Loughrey, Independent, UK.
“With her elegant, restrained and quietly devastating performance as a headstrong yet financially struggling single-mother of two young girls, Clare Dunne is a revelation.”Tomris Laffly, RogerEbert.com
“Clare Dunne’s talent is undeniable and she delivers a phenomenal lead performance. We feel her highs and her lows, in the emotional rollercoaster that is her trying to forge a new and alternative lifestyle.” Deirdre Molumby, entertainment.ie