HERstory - The Souvenir

2019 / 120' / UK, USA / In English with Chinese subtitles / Color

Executive production by Martin Scorsese

Grand Jury Prize of World Cinema - Dramatic, Sundance Film Festival

Top 1 of BFI’s magazine Sight & Sound

“Shakes the fabric of your soul”- Hannah Woodhead, Little White Lies

A shy but ambitious film student (Honor Swinton Byrne) begins to find her voice as an artist while navigating a turbulent courtship with a charismatic but untrustworthy man (Tom Burke). She defies her protective mother (Tilda Swinton) and concerned friends as she slips deeper and deeper into an intense, emotionally fraught relationship that comes dangerously close to destroying her dreams. From acclaimed writer-director Joanna Hogg comes an enigmatic and personal portrait of the artist as a young woman, combining passionate emotions and exquisite aesthetics into a lush, dreamlike story of young adulthood and first love. At once enrapturing and mysteriously unsettling—and featuring a profoundly layered breakout performance by Honor Swinton Byrne—The Souvenir is an essential and enduring film from one of our most distinctive and exciting filmmakers.

Cast:Honor Swinton Byrne, Tom Burke, Tilda Swinton

Director:Joanna Hogg

Joanna Hogg is a British film director and screenwriter, born in 1960. Using extended takes, her style is influenced by European and Asian directors such as Eric Rohmer and Yasujirō Ozu. Based on her autobiography, The Souvenir, her fourth feature, is a tale of first love, heartbreak, and self-discovery.

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