Director: Joanna Hogg
Cast: Honor Swinton Byrne, Tom Burke, Tilda Swinton
Country: UK, USA
The Souvenir is a gorgeous and deeply felt memoire from the director and writer Joanna Hogg. Julie is a shy but ambitious young woman attending film school, taking her first creative steps as an artist and trying to find her voice. When she meets Anthony, a charismatic but untrustworthy older-man, she falls into a turbulent relationship with him. She defies the worries and warnings of her mother and friends and tumbles further into a relationship fraught with tangled emotions and painful secrets that threaten to shatter her dreams before they’ve barely begun. This mysterious and beautifully crafted drama features magnificent performances from Burke and Byrne. A mesmerizing chronicle of first love, a relationship that inches its way under your skin.