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The Souvenir (2019)

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A young film student in the early 80s becomes romantically involved with a complicated and untrustworthy man.

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Joanna Hogg

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Joanna Hogg (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Neil Young Neil Young ... Radio Interviewer
Tosin Cole ... Phil
Jack McMullen ... Jack
Tilda Swinton ... Rosalind
Frankie Wilson ... Frankie
Honor Swinton Byrne ... Julie
Hannah Ashby Ward Hannah Ashby Ward ... Tracy
Janet Etuk ... Janet
Chyna Terrelonge-Vaughan ... Ray
Tom Burke ... Anthony
Alice McMillan Alice McMillan ... Elisa
Barbara Peirson Barbara Peirson ... Barbara
James Dodds James Dodds ... James
Dick Fontaine Dick Fontaine ... Head of Film School
Steve Gough Steve Gough ... Head of Direction
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A young film student in the early 80s becomes romantically involved with a complicated and untrustworthy man.

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The Past Never Stays in Focus.

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Drama | Mystery | Romance

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Rated R for some sexuality, graphic nudity, drug material and language | See all certifications »
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UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Souvenir See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$78,400, 19 May 2019, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$78,400, 19 May 2019
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Joanna Hogg already cast Tom Burke and Tilda Swinton, but couldn't find the right girl to portray Julie until just weeks before filming was supposed to start. When she met with Tilda Swinton to discuss her part, her daughter Honor Swinton Byrne happened to be there by coincidence and Hogg suddenly started to see Julie in her. Tilda Swinton and Joanna Hogg are friends since they were ten, so Hogg already knew Honor, but Hogg never thought about giving the role to Honor because she never acted before. See more »

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Pretentious tedium
19 May 2019 | by benryan423See all my reviews

The only thing engaging about this film was engaging with the droves of people in the lobby who left it early in disgust. The sheer level of pretentiousness of a film that bent over backward to be evasive by starting every single scene in medias res. In the end, a film with the barest bones of a plot expects you to be so engaged by the sheer style of the film that your only conclusion must be that you're watching a work of art. Instead what you're watching is the characters' backs, literally and figuratively. Quite honestly one of the worst cinematic experiences of my life.


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