The Souvenir is a 2019 drama film directed by Joanna Hogg.
Starring Honor Swinton Byrne, Tom Burke, Tilda Swinton, Jack McMullen, Richard Ayoade, Hannah Ashby Ward, Frankie Wilson, Jaygann Ayeh, Barbara Peirson, James Dodds and others.
A24 on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 released the trailer:
The Souvenir | Official Trailer HD | A24.
Julie (Honor Swinton Byrne), a film student, intends to make a movie about a boy, his mother, and their life in the city of Sunderland. She lives in a flat with another student and his girlfriend. She meets Anthony (Tom Burke), a well-to-do-man who works at the Foreign Office, who moves in with her after her roommate moves out. He leaves a postcard with a picture of the girl in "The Souvenir." He later takes her to the gallery where the painting is hung. Julie says the girl looks sad, while Anthony says she looks determined.
Anthony has to travel to Paris but returns with some lingerie, which he asks Julie to put on. While they are in bed, she notices some needle marks on his arm but doesn't know what they are, and he continues to ask Julie for money regularly. Julie starts to pay for their restaurant bills and is forced to borrow money from her parents.
Julie and Anthony have dinner with two of Anthony's friends, who reveal to Julie during a moment alone that Anthony is a habitual heroin user. Julie is taken aback but does not mention anything to Anthony.
Anthony explains over a meal at Harrods that he has had relationships with three other girls, including trips to Venice with at least one of them, who appears to have committed suicide while on the trip. He invites Julie to go to Venice with him.
One evening, she returns to find her apartment has been broken into, and her valuable jewelry is missing. Later, on their trip to Venice, Anthony admits to doing it but didn't tell her to keep her from feeling bad. Julie becomes upset, but Anthony manages to convince her he had a good reason for doing so even though he doesn't elaborate on it, insinuating it is related to work and not to his heroin habit. Julie starts noticing when Anthony is on heroin, and she attends a self-help group. She starts to confront him some but doubts herself, and he manipulates and gaslights her. She begins to take on the responsibility of his addiction.
Here is the full cast and characters of The Souvenir.
The film The Souvenir was scheduled to be released on January 27, 2019 (Sundance), on May 17, 2019 (United States) and on August 30, 2019 (United Kingdom) by A24, Curzon Artificial Eye, Mongrel Media and Universal Pictures International (UPI).
The duration of the film is 119 minutes. The film grossed over $1.7 million.
The film The Souvenir is rated with "R" rating.
The Souvenir got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.5/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 90/100.
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