Tag: Joanna Hogg

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**** (out of 4)

Joanna Hogg’s The Souvenir recounts the romantic travails of Julie (Honor Swinton Byrne), a 20-something woman who lives in 1980s London. An aspiring filmmaker, Julie is the kind of young person who earnestly, idealistically speaks of not wanting to live a life of “privilege.” Despite this, however, she ends up falling in love with Anthony (Tom Burke),  an older man whose affected manner, opinionated views on art, and penchant for opera all make him seem like the epitome of wealth and elitism.

If you were just going by this basic plot summary, you could be forgiven for thinking that you’ve seen films like The Souvenir before.

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