The Souvenir (15)
Dir: Joanna Hogg
Cast: Honor Swinton Byrne, Tom Burke, Tilda Swinton
UK, 2019, 120 mins
Julie, a film school student, meets sophisticated but troubled Anthony at a dinner party and enters into a turbulent romance with him despite her mother's warnings. Based on the director's own experiences as a film student in London during the 1980s, this is an honest portrait of a young artist battling with her ambitions, limitations and desires.
Joanna Hogg builds on previous works Archipelago and Exhibition to emerge as one of the most singular visions working today in British filmmaking. Winner of the Sundance 2019 World Cinema Dramatic prize, The Souvenir truly is a film that stays with you, fixating in the mind long after the last utterly gorgeous frame.
On the evening of Sat 12 Oct we are delighted to welcome Ipswich based Rebecca Gillies who worked as Set Decorator on the film to talk about her role and give an insight into this important but under-appreciated craft. Friends of IFT Offer: Buy 1 ticket get 1 free for screening on Sat 12 Oct at 7.30pm