The Souvenir is a 2019 drama film directed by Joanna Hogg.

Official trailers

A24 on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 released the trailer:
The Souvenir | Official Trailer HD | A24.

Story intro

Julie, a young woman attending film school, wants 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, 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. They visit his parents at home, while Julie's mother, Rosalind, puts them in separate bedrooms. 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 take a vacation to Venice. Anthony explains 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. Julie starts noticing when Anthony is on heroin, and she attends a self-help group. One evening, she returns, and finds her apartment has been broken into, and her valuable jewelry is missing. Anthony later admits to doing it, but didn't want to tell her to keep her from feeling bad. She returns home one evening, and finds a strange man in her apartment. She throws him out, and Anthony moves out too.


Honor Swinton Byrne
Tom Burke
Tilda Swinton
Jack McMullen
Richard Ayoade
Hannah Ashby Ward
Frankie Wilson
Jaygann Ayeh
Barbara Peirson
Anthony's Mother
James Dodds
Anthony's Father
Ariane Labed
Neil Young
Radio Interviewer
Tosin Cole
Janet Etuk
Chyna Terrelonge-Vaughan
Alice McMillan
Dick Fontaine
Head of Film School
Steve Gough
Head of Direction
Crispin Buxton
Head of Production
James Spencer Ashworth
Lydia Fox
El Pilkington
Grace Snell
Dress Maker
Leonardo Bozzo
Bell Boy Venice
Leighton Spence
Student Cameraman
Siobhan Harper Ryan
Makeup Artist
Carla Ornstein
NA Speaker
Jaz Dalrymple
NA Member
Peter Hall
NA Member
Estelle Long
NA Member
Lee Martin
School Handyman
Nicholas Gollop
Jake Phillips Head
Julie's Lover
James Barrett
Film School Student
Roscoe Gibson-Denney
Film School Student
Eleanor Goff
Film School Student
Ben Hecking
Film School Student
Pedro Moura
Film School Student
Calhan Mundy
Film School Student
Keifer Nyron Taylor
Film School Student
Tom Rout
Film School Student


The film The Souvenir was scheduled to be released on January 27, 2019 (Sundance), on May 1, 2019 (United States) and on August 30, 2019 (United Kingdom) by A24, Curzon Artificial Eye, Mongrel Media and Universal Pictures International.

The duration of the film is 119 minutes. The film grossed over $1.7 million.

The film had received a "R" rating.


The Souvenir got high rating from critics.

External links

Official website:

IMDB: The Souvenir

Wikipedia: The Souvenir

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