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Cannes Update: Joanna Hogg to Direct “The Souvenir”

22 May 2017 12:31 PM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

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Exhibition” writer-director Joanna Hogg has a new project in the works. The British filmmaker will helm “The Souvenir,” a romantic mystery executive-produced by Sikelia ProductionsMartin Scorsese and Emma Tillinger Koskoff. ScreenDaily reports that the two-part movie will span the decade of the ’80s. Word of the project broke at Cannes.

Set to shoot this summer, “The Souvenir” centers on a young female film student who “tries to disentangle fact from fiction in a relationship with a complicated and untrustworthy man,” the source summarizes. The protagonist hasn’t been cast yet, but Tom Burke (“Only God Forgives”) will play her boyfriend, and Robert Pattinson (“Twilight”) has signed on to play the male lead in the second installment of the film, which will shoot in summer 2018.

The project was developed with the BFI and received backing from BBC Films.

ScreenDaily writes that “The Souvenir” is expected to be “art-house filmmaker Hogg’s most commercial prospect to date.” Her last feature, 2013’s “Exhibition,” centers on a couple who both work as contemporary artists. Her other credits include “Archipelago” and “Unrelated.” It was the former that caught Scorsese’s eye. He told Screen, “The film came my way by chance. I was in London shooting ‘Hugo’ and someone sent me a DVD of ‘Archipelago.’ I remember looking at the film on the weekend and being very surprised by it. It was a stunning experience for me,” he emphasized. “I found it moving and beautiful. I then met Joanna in London.”

Hogg explained, “This story has been in my head for a few years. After ‘Exhibition,’ I talked to Martin about what I should do next. I had two ideas: one was a ghost story. The other was this one.” She revealed, “I start from autobiography. When I investigate a story I realize what I don’t remember and the demands of fiction take over: that’s the fun part. Reality and fiction are so jumbled up. That blurring is partly what I’m exploring in this story.”

In 2015 Hogg co-curated a retrospective of Chantal Akerman’s work. Check out a tribute she co-wrote for the late pioneering filmmaker — who she says “changed what cinema is or could be or ought to be” — over at The Guardian.

Cannes Update: Joanna Hogg to Direct “The Souvenir” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Laura Berger

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Robert Pattinson to star in The Souvenir

21 May 2017 6:15 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

THR is reporting that Robert Pattinson is set to star alongside Tom Burke, Ariane Labed and Richard Ayoade in the two-part film The Souvenir, which is being directed by Joanna Hogg (Unrelated, Exhibition).

The films will be set in the 1980s and follows a young film student who is involved in her first serious love affair with a complicated and untrustworthy man (Burke). Pattinson is set to portray the male lead in the second film.

Pattinson was most recently seen alongside Charlie Hunnam in The Lost City of Z, and is currently in Cannes to showcase his new film Good Time [watch the trailer here]. »

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Martin Scorsese to Team Up with Joanna Hogg and Robert Pattinson on ‘The Souvenir’

20 May 2017 11:57 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Here’s an exciting pairing that probably never occurred to you: Martin Scorsese and Joanna Hogg. “The Souvenir,” the “Archipelago” and “Exhibition” writer/director’s latest, will be produced by executive-produced by Scorsese; Robert Pattinson is set to star in the two-part romantic mystery, which begins shooting this summer.

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Screen Daily first announced the news, as well as the synopsis: “Spanning the decade of the 1980s, the film will chart the story of a young film student, involved in her first serious love affair, who tries to disentangle fact from fiction in a relationship with a complicated and untrustworthy man.” Ariane Labed, Tom Burke and Richard Ayoade will co-star.

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“This story has been in my head for a few years, »

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Martin Scorsese, Robert Pattinson, Joanna Hogg team on 'The Souvenir'

19 May 2017 11:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Tom Burke, Ariane Labed and Richard Ayoade also aboard two-part movie due to shoot this summer.

Robert Pattinson, Tom Burke, Ariane Labed and Richard Ayoade are due to star in British filmmaker Joanna Hogg’s (Archipelago) next film The Souvenir, which will be executive-produced by Martin Scorsese.

Scorsese will serve as executive producer on the romantic mystery alongside his Sikelia Productions partner Emma Tillinger Koskoff.

The Souvenir, developed with the BFI and backed by BBC Films, will be made in two parts, the first feature set to shoot this summer and the second in summer 2018. »

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Movie Poster of the Week: Now Showing on Mubi

27 January 2017 9:47 AM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Above: Soviet poster for The Ghost That Never Returns (Abram Room, Soviet Union, 1929). Designed by the Sternberg Brothers.Have you seen what’s playing on Mubi lately? Many of you who read my column may not often partake of the best of what Mubi has to offer, which is a beautifully curated, constantly changing selection of films which amounts to a top-notch repertory cinema on your laptop and in your living room. Now that Mubi is on the Roku app too there is even more reason to subscribe to the best film streaming deal on the internet. I know, I know, there is always too much to see and too little time, but for me what elevates Mubi over other streaming services—and I’m not just saying this because I write for them—is the 30-day model which offers you a new surprise every morning as well as the »

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The Woes of the Bourgeois Woman: Joanna Hogg’s "Unrelated" and "Exhibition"

13 January 2017 11:41 AM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Mubi is showing Joanna Hogg's Unrelated (2007) from January 13 - February 12 and her Exhibition (2013) from January 14 - February 13 in the United States.ExhibitionJoanna Hogg’s films, including Unrelated and Exhibition, can at least partly be viewed in the tradition of British realist films: for example, with their long, static takes, casting of non-professional actors in addition to professional ones, or discarding the classicist narrative structure in favor of a more open-ended, episodic organization. However, instead of a narrative focus on the domestic situations of the working class, Hogg’s films focus exclusively on the emotional life of the social and economical elites; while her work could perhaps be said to be linked to Mike Leigh formally, thematically it has more in common with the alienated bourgeois of Michelangelo Antonioni. In her films, especially Unrelated and Exhibition, she explores the (sometimes self-imposed) constraints of the life of upper-class women; but though »

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