The Souvenir (15)
Thu 01 Jan 1970 - Thu 01 Jan 1970
£7* | £5* students/under 25s | 3 films for £18*
Dir. Joanna Hogg
2019 | 120 mins | UK, USA
Honor Swinton Byrne gives a star making performance in British director Joanna Hoggs exquisite semi-autobiographical drama about a struggling young film student who gets knocked off her creative path after she becomes romantically involved with a complicated and untrustworthy man.
In 1980s London, Julie, a young, quietly ambitious film student embarks on her first serious love affair with the mysterious Anthony (Tom Burke). Shes trying to develop a documentary project set in working-class Sunderland, a community at odds with her own moneyed background, and also based around a boy called Tony. Despite the concerns of her mother (Tilda Swinton, starring alongside her real-life daughter) and friends, she slips ever deeper into a turbulent relationship with Anthony, finding it increasingly hard to discern fact from fiction as her ambitions and artistic credibility become dangerously exposed.
A gorgeous film of great power and unforgettable imagery, Hoggs latest perfectly captures the social milieu and all of the euphoria of first love and its accompanying harsh realisations. It’s a magnificent self-portrait of creative awakening and of an awkward, diffident, yet passionate young woman investigating her place in the world.
On Wed 18 Sep, the screening of The Souvenir will be hosted by Reclaim The Frame and features an exclusive recorded interview with Joanna Hogg and Birds Eye Views Director-at-large, Mia Bays accompanied by a unique giveaway.
On Sun 15 Sep, the screening of The Souvenir will also feature a Reclaim The Frame intro along with a unique giveaway.
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A gorgeous, deeply felt memoir
A magnificent story of first love
Wickedly mysterious. Beautifully crafted in every sense.
????? The Souvenir feels like the only film in the world the only one that matters
Honor Swinton Byrne is a revelation.
Tom Burke is magnificent.
Tilda Swnton brims with tenderness and wit.