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The Souvenir (2019)



Critic Consensus: Made by a filmmaker in command of her craft and a star perfectly matched with the material, The Souvenir is a uniquely impactful coming of age drama.

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A shy film student begins finding her voice as an artist while navigating a turbulent courtship with a charismatic but untrustworthy man. She defies her protective mother and concerned friends as she slips deeper and deeper into an intense, emotionally fraught relationship which comes dangerously close to destroying her dreams.

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Tilda Swinton
as Julie's Mother
Jaygann Ayeh
as Marland
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[Joanna Hogg] makes brilliant use of shallow focus to keep you keyed in to specific details.

February 20, 2020 | Full Review…

Superbly crafted and acted on every level, The Souvenir is one of the best British films of recent years.

December 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Hogg's lighter touch discourages easy judgment. Despite this she has a knack for the kind of vignette that speaks volumes about a relationship.

October 2, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Hogg's approach to this material is classical and literate.

September 27, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Hogg's work with actors has always been exceptional, but here she is at the top of her game, making each role count by maintaining that balance of closeness and separation that is her trademark.

September 1, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The absolute specificity of this story makes it universal too. It's the best British film for a long time.

August 30, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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