Joanna Hogg
Honor Swinton Byrne, Tom Burke, Tilda Swinton

WFFA : The Souvenir

Jan 21st
7:30 pm

120 minutes, United Kingdom, 2019, 15A

★★★★★ … mysterious, seductive, thrillingly controlled…Robbie Collin, The Daily Telegraph

1980’s London. Julie (a breakout performance from Honor Swinton Byrne) is a shy film student from a privileged background, who wants to use her work to better understand the realities of the world. When she meets the older and mysterious Anthony, Julie finds herself caught up in her first serious love affair. While her mother (Tilda Swinton) and friends are concerned about the relationship, Julie remains naively devoted to her new love, even when she unearths an unthinkable secret.


Sundance Film Festival 2019

Berlin International Film Festival 2019

Sydney Film Festival 2019

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2019


Winner World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

Director Joanna Hogg (Unrelated, Exhibition) reimagines some of her own real-life experiences, resulting in a film that explores many subjects including art and memory, alongside those of romance and love. Keenly observed, The Souvenir is refreshingly honest and beautifully devastating.

★★★★★ A cinematic memoir of once-in-a-decade emotional precision and ambition, Joanna Hogg’s The Souvenir does many things so exquisitely, it’s hard to know where to begin. Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out

Joanna Hogg’s collaboration with Martin Scorsese is exceptional … it is a very dark romance that is all the more devastating because of the very British restraint with which its story is told. Geoffrey Macnab, The Observer


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