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The Souvenir

Elegantly acted, shot, lit and costumed, The Souvenir might look pretty as a picture, but that belies the emotional starkness and darkness within. Co-produced by the UK’s BBC Films, British filmmaker Joanna Hogg captures perfectly the delight and danger of an all-consuming passion, and how it risks self-destruction.

Directors

  • Joanna Hogg

Writers

  • Joanna Hogg

Cast

  • Honor Swinton Byrne
  • Tom Burke
  • Tilda Swinton

Synopsis

Shy but ambitious film student Julie (Honor Swinton Byrne) meets a charismatic but deeply troubled stranger (Tom Burke) and embarks on a fraught relationship that threatens to consume her.