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

Director:

Joanna Hogg

Writer:

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
Frankie Wilson ... Frankie
Honor Swinton Byrne ... Julie
Hannah Ashby Ward Hannah Ashby Ward ... Tracy
Janet Etuk ... Janet
Chyna Terrelonge-Vaughan ... Ray
Tom Burke ... Anthony
Tilda Swinton ... Rosalind
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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Past Never Stays in Focus.

Genres:

Drama | Mystery | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Honor Swinton Byrne is the real-life daughter of Tilda Swinton. The Souvenir (2019) and The Souvenir: Part II (2021) are her first film roles after playing the child version of Tilda Swinton's character in I Am Love (2009) 10 years earlier. See more »

Quotes

Anthony: We don't know what the inner machinations of their mind are, or their heart. We don't know. But that's what we want to know when we go and see a film. We don't wanna just see life played out as is. We wanna see life as it is experienced, within this soft machine, within this...
Julie: But the life of Tony and his mother, they're the lives of real people. I'm not- I'm not making that up.
Anthony: Why are they more real than me?
Julie: They're not more real than you.
Anthony: Am I more real than you?
Julie: No. I think we're all equal in ...
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Crazy Credits

The credits end with "The Souvenir Part 2 coming soon" See more »

Connections

References Diva (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Gimmix! Play Loud
Performed by John Cooper Clarke
Written by John Cooper Clarke and Richard Goldstraw
Licenced courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd.
Publishing by EMI Songs Ltd. and Richard Goldstraw
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Meh
10 July 2019 | by maclockSee all my reviews

While I'm normally a fan of this kind of production, The Souvenir did very little to draw me in. I can't quite put my finger on it, but I didn't find it to be all that compelling or engaging. I wouldn't go out of my way to see this film if I were you.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 August 2019 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Souvenir See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$78,400, 19 May 2019

Gross USA:

$1,036,737

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,719,157
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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