The Souvenir

The Souvenir
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 2h
  • 15
  • Directed by: Joanna Hogg
  • Cast: Honor Swinton Byrne, Tom Burke, Tilda Swinton, Richard Ayoade

Julie (Swinton Byrne) is an unworldly filmmaking student, balancing her work with a fraught relationship with Foreign Office worker Anthony (Burke). Swinton Byrne gives a fine, unaffected performance (with her own mother Swinton as Julie’s stiff but loving mother) and Hogg provides a brilliant, unsparing portrait of her own creative evolution.

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Joanna Hogg: 'I don't believe that you can only tell stories from what you know. It encourages me to think the opposite in a way'

30 Aug 2019

The Souvenir director explains how her own personal story morphed into the tale that ended up on screen

When British director Joanna Hogg arrived at film school in the early 80s, she entered into a relationship that would change the trajectory of her personal and creative life. So much so that nearly four decades later, Hogg has revisited these formative…

The Souvenir

21 Jun 20195 stars

EIFF 2019: A difficult romance is the focus of Joanna Hogg's masterful, loosely autobiographical drama

A romance shrouded in mystery and apparently ill-fated is at the heart of Joanna Hogg's typically brilliant fourth film. The British writer-director of Unrelated, Archipelago and Exhibition, who launched the cinematic career of Tom Hiddleston, takes…

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