The Souvenir: Part II: NYFF Review

Year: 2021 Runtime: 106 minutes Director: Joanna Hogg Writers: Joanna Hogg Actors: Honor Swinton Byrne, Tom Burke, Charlie Heaton, Tilda Swinton, Richard Ayoade By Tom Moore Joanna Hogg’s follow-up to her 2019 breakout film “The Souvenir” is a major milestone on multiple levels. Sequels are pretty rare in the indie film scene, so it’s pretty impactful that “The Souvenir: Part II” sees Hogg creating her … Continue reading The Souvenir: Part II: NYFF Review

Pause and Reflect: Why I am Glad I Gave “The Souvenir” a Rewatch

Sometimes, we simply need to pause and reflect on a film, and if you can’t stop thinking of it then it’s worth returning to it. I’m not sure whether I want to see any of Hogg’s other films, or even see “The Souvenir Part II” but I do know that I am grateful that I gave “The Souvenir” another chance.  Continue reading Pause and Reflect: Why I am Glad I Gave “The Souvenir” a Rewatch

ITOL Top 50 Films of the Decade, Entry No. 27: The Souvenir

Writer and director Joanna Hogg has always been known for her mysterious, creative and thoughtful films, but “The Souvenir” (2019) is her best yet. A tender tale of young love, it is Hogg’s most personal film to date, based on her own experiences at film school and dating an older, secretive and troubled man.

You can feel this personal touch throughout, in the gentle yet unflinching way Hogg’s camera follows Honor Swinton Byrne’s Julie, the young woman at the centre of this story. Continue reading ITOL Top 50 Films of the Decade, Entry No. 27: The Souvenir

The Women Of The 2019 British Independent Film Awards

On 30th October the nominations for the 2019 British Independent Film Awards were announced. In total 38 British feature films were nominated and the results will be announced on Sunday 1st December in a ceremony hosted by Aisling Bea. 40% of the nominations were for women and 60% for men – if you count a nomination for a film as a nomination for the director. Continue reading The Women Of The 2019 British Independent Film Awards

Retrospective Review: Archipelago

By Caz Armstrong With the recent release of Joanna Hogg‘s critically acclaimed film “The Souvenir”, I have decided to return to Hogg’s previous film, “Archipelago” (2010). The film follows Edward (Tom Hiddleston) and Cynthia (Lydia Leonard) who join their mother for a strained family holiday in the Isles of Scilly. The two things to struck me most about this film were the incredibly natural performances … Continue reading Retrospective Review: Archipelago