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The Souvenir (15)

F Rated Film
Saturday 21st September 2019 - Thursday 26th September 2019

Dir. Joanna Hogg, UK, 2019, 120 mins.
Cast. Honor Swinton Byrne, Tom Burke, Tilda Swinton.


Honor Swinton Byrne gives a star making performance in Joanna Hogg’s exquisite semi-autobiographical drama about a struggling young film student who gets knocked off her creative path after she becomes romantically involved with a complicated and untrustworthy man. In 1980s London, against a backdrop of ascendant Thatcherism and IRA violence, Julie embarks on her first serious love affair with the mysterious Anthony. She’s trying to develop a documentary project set in working-class Sunderland, a community at odds with her own moneyed background, and also based around a boy called Tony. Despite the concerns of her mother (Tilda Swinton, starring alongside her real-life daughter) and friends, she slips ever deeper into a turbulent relationship with Anthony, finding it increasingly hard to discern fact from fiction. A gorgeous film of great power and unforgettable imagery, the film is a magnificent self-portrait of creative awakening and of an awkward, diffident, yet passionate young woman investigating her place in the world.

We are also hosting a Reclaim the Frame screening of The Souvenir on Thursday 19 September at 7.30pm. This will be followed by a Q&A hosted by Bird’s Eye View’s Director-at-large, Mia Bays. Click here for more information.

Dates & Times

 Saturday 21st Sep 2019  2:30pm
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 Tuesday 24th Sep 2019  6:00pm
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 Thursday 26th Sep 2019  6:00pm
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