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The Souvenir (2019)

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Critic Consensus: Made by a filmmaker in command of her craft and a star perfectly matched with the material, The Souvenir is a uniquely impactful coming of age drama.

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A shy film student begins finding her voice as an artist while navigating a turbulent courtship with a charismatic but untrustworthy man. She defies her protective mother and concerned friends as she slips deeper and deeper into an intense, emotionally fraught relationship which comes dangerously close to destroying her dreams.

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Tilda Swinton
as Julie's Mother
Tom Burke
as Anthony
Jaygann Ayeh
as Marland
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Hogg's lighter touch discourages easy judgment. Despite this she has a knack for the kind of vignette that speaks volumes about a relationship.

October 2, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The absolute specificity of this story makes it universal too. It's the best British film for a long time.

August 30, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

As rousing and exhilarating as anything you'll see in a Hollywood blockbuster or high-level horror.

August 29, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The sense of real life rerun is vivid. Hogg keeps you in the palm of her hand as few film-makers could.

August 28, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Tender and charming, but the bitter sting elevates it to greatness.

August 24, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Swinton Byrne and Burke make for one of the year's most intriguing screen couples, although this is a romance based on anxiety, narcissism and opportunism rather than anything resembling genuine affection.

June 6, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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