The Souvenir



Julie, a film student, comes from a good home and apparently grew up in a protective environment – even punk music is irritatingly innocent when played in her apartment. One day, she meets Anthony and falls head over heels in love with the elegant and sophisticated charmer, who works for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is therefore constantly surrounded by an aura of secrecy. But he also has a shady and less glamorous hidden side... Julie decides to only see the man she loves. After Unwanted (2008), Archipelago (2010) and Exhibition (2013), Joanna Hogg has once again turned to the malaise and melancholy of socially and financially privileged Brits, but this time from a surprising perspective: that of her own memory. But she avoids the cul-de-sac of the 'confessions and autobiography' genre: The Souvenir is above all an infatuation, which draws the viewer into an everyday life dedicated to sensuality, to the inner reality of understanding each other, which is expressed primarily in common rhythms and matching clothing. A masterpiece of modernist melodrama. (om)



GB 2019
119 Min. color. DCP. E/e

Director: Joanna Hogg

Script: Joanna Hogg

Camera: David Raedeker

Editor: Helle le Fevre

Cast: Honor Swinton Byrne, Tom Burke, Tilda Swinton


International Competition 2019 "Cutting Edge"
Bildrausch 2019