Sandra, an Irish single mother of two young girls, faces a dire situation. An attack by her abusive ex-husband and a housing crisis in Dublin leave her living in fear and unable to find a new home. Temporarily living with her two daughters in a cramped hotel room and battling a system that refuses to help her, Sandra is determined to create some stability and security for the three of them. Seeing no other options, she decides to build her own house, literally and metaphorically pouring the foundation of her own future.

Phyllida Lloyd (Mamma Mia!, The Iron Lady) directs this affecting and inspiring story with important universal and timely ideas at its core—those of generosity and community in all its forms. Clare Dunne, primarily a theatre actress, co-wrote the script and stars as Sandra, commanding the screen. Herself creates a complex and optimistic portrait of a woman fighting for her dignity as she rebuilds a life for herself and her daughters.

YEAR 2019

CATEGORY Premieres

COUNTRY Ireland/United Kingdom

RUN TIME 97 min

COMPANY Cornerstone Films

WEBSITE https://cornerstonefilm.com/

EMAIL office@cornerstonefilm.com

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Phyllida Lloyd

Director Phyllida Lloyd is widely known for her award-winning work in theatre, opera, and film. Her theatre work includes the all-female Shakespeare Trilogy (Donmar Warehouse/St. Ann’s Warehouse), global musical hit Mamma Mia!, and current Broadway and West End success Tina: The Tina Turner Musical. Her films include Mamma Mia! (2008) and The Iron Lady (2011), which went on to win an Academy Award for Best Actress for its star, Meryl Streep.