Dir: Joanna Hogg, UK, 2019, 120 mins
Honor Swinton Byrne, Tom Burke, Tilda Swinton
Julie, a film school student, meets sophisticated but troubled Anthony at a dinner party and enters into a turbulent romance with him despite her mother's warnings. Based on the director's own experiences as a film student in London during the 1980s, this is an honest portrait of a young artist battling with her ambitions, limitations and desires.
Joanna Hogg builds on previous works Archipelago and Exhibition to emerge as one of the most singular visions working today in British filmmaking. Winner of the Sundance 2019 World Cinema Dramatic prize, The Souvenir truly is a film that stays with you, fixating in the mind long after the last utterly gorgeous frame.
On the evening of Sat 12 Oct we are delighted to welcome Ipswich based Rebecca Gillies who worked as Set Dresser on the film to talk about her role and give an insight into this important but under-appreciated craft.
"The Souvenir feels like the only film in the world that matters" - Time Out
"Hogg has found a contemporary English response to the rhetoric of Antonioni or Visconti"
- The Guardian