The Souvenir

"Made by a filmmaker in command of her craft and a star perfectly matched with the material, The Souvenir is a uniquely impactful coming of age drama." Rotten Tomatoes

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A young film student in the 1980s becomes infatuated by a complex, unreliable older man.  Anthony (Tom Burke) is urbane, cerebral, quixotic, and works at the Foreign Office, a package which shy country girl Julie (Honor Swinton Byrne) can't resist, even when the relationship begins to subsume and threaten everything else important in her life.

Given that this is from 'flimmakers' filmmaker' writer/director Joanna Hogg, you might know to expect something very special. It's been the toast of the festival circuit, gaining a great deal of kino kudos before now reaching cinemas.  Even more directly than her previous films - Unrelated, Exhibition, Archipelago - this is an interrogation of Hogg's own past, and of this deeply formative relationship from her youth. It's a gorgeous film - nostalgic, melancholy and intimate - infused with a certain knowingness as the mature filmmaker depicts the immature filmmaker of her past.  It's also a first for mother/daughter duo Tilda Swinton and Honor Swinton Byrne, playing the mother and daughter in the film.  Swinton Byrne is a revelation in the role of a young woman investigating love, class, creativity and her place in the world.

We're thrilled that Joanna Hogg will join us for a live Q&A after the 18:20 screening on Tue 17 Sep.


Film Information

120 mins

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