14 May 21
Clare Dunne, Harriet Walter, Conleth Hill, Ian Lloyd Anderson
This powerful, hard-hitting drama has been winning plaudits and prizes galore since it debuted at the Sundance Film Festival last year, and rightly so. Its star, Clare Dunne, co-wrote the screenplay in between acting jobs, and draws on the housing crisis that's plagued her native Ireland and the UK. She plays hard-working mother of two Sandra, who after finding herself unfairly thwarted by the system, takes matters into her own hands and begins to build her family a home herself – from scratch. The subject is tenderly handled by British director Phyllida Lloyd (The Iron Lady, Mama Mia!) with the help of an impressive supporting cast. This is a thoughtful, important film that doesn't shy away from the tough realities Sandra and her children face, yet offers a universal message of hope and redemption.
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This thoroughly British comedy about care for the elderly and our beloved NHS – which marks its 75th anniversary this year – comes from the pens of national treasure Alan Bennett.
The festival’s back for its 10th edition and kicks off with Charlotte Regan’s Scrapper.
Join the Phoenix from 15 March for special film screenings and celebrations to mark their 110th birthday. Titles include Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing, a preview of Cannes prize-winner The Eight Mountains, plus quizzes, special offers, and more.