The Souvenir

Joanna Hogg
Running Time
120 mins

Brit writer/director Joanna Hogg, who gave us the critically acclaimed Archipelago and Exhibition, casts Tilda Swinton’s daughter Honor Swinton Byrne in this ’80s set drama about a posho Knightsbridge-dwelling film student, whose bohemian lifestyle is bankrolled by mummy (Tilda Swinton, obviously).

She intends to make a documentary about the struggling working classes in Sudnerland, but instead falls in with a parasitical junkie (Tom Burke). Pot-shots are taken at privilege in the film world along the way. Watch out for the cameo by Richard Ayoade as a memorably insufferable director.

By robin askew, Thursday, Jul 11 2019

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