The Souvenir Part II

The Souvenir Part II

62nd TIFF: Greek Premiere

​​In the aftermath of her tumultuous relationship with a charismatic and manipulative older man, Julie begins to untangle her fraught love for him in making her graduation film, sorting fact from his elaborately constructed fiction. Joanna Hogg’s shimmering story of first love and a young woman’s formative years, The Souvenir: Part II is a portrait of the artist that transcends the halting particulars of everyday life – a singular, alchemic mix of memoir and fantasy. If Joanna Hogg’s The Souvenir: Part I played out like an indelible memory of intense love, the second chapter unfurls like the prelude to a dream.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Joanna Hogg
Script: Joanna Hogg
Cinematography: David Raedeker
Editing: Helle le Fevre
Sound: Jovan Ajder, Howard Peryer
Music: Ciara Elwis, Maggie Rodford
Actors: Honor Swinton Byrne, Jaygann Ayweh, Richard Ayoade, Ariane Labed, Tilda Swinton
Production: BBC Film, British Film Institute, JWH Films, Element Pictures
Producers: Ed Guiney, Andrew Lowe, Emma Norton, Luke Schiller, Joanna Hog
Costumes: Grace Snell
Production Design: Stéphane Collonge
Make Up: Siobhan Harper Ryan
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: United Kingdom
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 107'
Contact: Protagonist Pictures

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)
1993 Vicious Circle (TV)
2008 Unrelated
2010 Archipelago
2013 Exhibition
2019 The Souvenir
2022 The Eternal Daughter