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The Souvenir Rated 15

The Souvenir

Dir. Joanna Hogg. UK, 2019. 2h. Starring Honor Swinton Byrne, Tilda Swinton, Tom Burke, Neil Young, Jack McMullen, Richard Ayoade.

A young film student in the early 1980s struggling to find a direction in life becomes romantically involved with a complicated and untrustworthy man. One of Britain’s most unique filmmakers Joanna Hogg (Archipelago, Unrelated) presents a deeply personal examination of her own experiences in this beautifully crafted portrait of self-discovery. 

‘In tackling a story that is presumably, and perhaps painfully, close to home, [Hogg] has made her farthest-reaching film yet.’ ★★★★★ Robbie Collin, The Telegraph

‘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