The Souvenir, dir. Joanna Hogg, UK 2019, 120 min., English, 15
One of Britain’s most unique filmmakers Joanna Hogg (Archipelago, Unrelated) presents a deeply personal examination of her own youthful experiences in this beautifully crafted portrait of self-discovery.
Julie is a young film student in 1980s London, struggling to find a firm direction in life. When she meets the impressive and seemingly decisive Anthony, the two form an immediate bond, and an intense romance blossoms between them. However, as the relationship develops, Anthony’s deceptiveness begins to reveal itself, wreaking havoc on both their lives.