• The Souvenir (2019)

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The Souvenir

Release Date: May 17th, 2019

DVD Release Date: August 6th, 2019

R |1 hr 59 min

Plot Summary

A shy but ambitious film student falls into an intense, emotionally fraught relationship with a charismatic but untrustworthy older man.

Cast: Honor Swinton Byrne, Tom Burke, Tilda Swinton, Richard Ayoade, Tosin Cole, Jack McMullen, Jaygann Ayeh

Director: Joanna Hogg

Genres: Romance , Drama

Production Co: BBC Films, BFI Film Fund, Sikelia Productions

Keywords: Emotional, Intense, 1980s, Forbidden love, Temptation, Brooding, Relationships, Mother, Friend, Love interest, Gripping, London, Tense, Growing up

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Fionnuala HalliganScreen International

    This portrait of the artist as a young film-maker will certainly stand the test of time. show more

  • 90
    Dana StevensSlate

    Ambiguous, finely shaded autobiographical dramas like this one don’t generally form the cornerstone of an expanded universe. But Honor Swinton Byrne, making her feature film debut, has created a character who’s complex (and at times maddening) enough to deserve further exploration. show more

  • 90
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    This is an illuminating (self-)portrait of a young artist as well as a mesmerizing chronicle of a consuming, destructive relationship that steadily inches its way under the viewer's skin. show more

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