The Souvenir

The Souvenir

Greek Premiere
A shy film student begins to find her voice as an artist when she gets engaged in a turbulent courtship with a charismatic but untrustworthy man, breaking free of her overprotective mother and pretentious friends. Gradually though, she slips deeper and deeper into a toxic and emotionally fraught relationship that comes dangerously close to upending her dreams and ambitions. A dive into the soul of the artist, as well as a study on female idiosyncrasy, which combines the virtue of subtle innuendos with exquisite aesthetics, into an evocative and seductive story of late adulthood and painful first love.
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Direction: Joanna Hogg
Script: Joanna Hogg
Cinematography: David Raedeker
Editing: Helle Le Fevre
Actors: Honor Swinton Byrne, Tom Burke, Tilda Swinton
Production: BBC Films, BFI
Producers: Joanna Hogg, Luke Schiller
Costumes: Grace Snell
Executive producer: Martin Scorsese, Emma Tillinger Koskoff
Make Up: Siobhán Harper-Ryan
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: UK
Production Year: 2019
Duration: 115΄
Contact: Protagonist Pictures,
Awards/Distinctions: Grand Jury Prize (World Cinema - Dramatic) – Sundance 2019

Joanna Hogg

Joanna Hogg began to incessantly shoot experimental Super 8 films after borrowing a camera from her mentor Derek Jarman. She went on to study direction at the National School of Film and Television and her graduation piece Caprice starred a then-unknown Tilda Swinton. Hogg’s depiction of unarguably middle-class characters has prompted some commentators to see her work as spearheading a new type of social realism in British film. In 2019, the Thessaloniki IFF presented a tribute to her work.


1986 Caprice (short)
2003 EastEnders: Dot’s Story (TV)
2007 Unrelated
2010 Archipelago
2013 Exhibition
2019 The Souvenir
2021 The Souvenir – Part II