An irresistible love letter to the power of film from the lived experience of director Joanna Hogg, The Souvenir Part II is a joyous marvel of modern British cinema, and an ingeniously cathartic resolution to her spellbinding 2019 first installment.

The screening on the 8th will be followed by a LIVE Q&A with director Joanna Hogg.

Joanna Hogg

Honor Swinton Byrne is Julie, a film student still trying to reconcile the fallout of her troubled relationship with Anthony (Tom Burke in The Souvenir).

Now in her final year, and facing the pressure of her looming graduation project, she turns to her own life as inspiration, finding a theraputic release in telling her own, very personal story.

Keenly observed as a portrait of a filmmaker honing her craft, The Souvenir Part II is also a sublime, stirring coming-of-age film, altogether hopeful, vivid and nostalgic in painting the trials and triumphs of youth.

A wonderful supporting cast including Richard Ayoade (The IT Crowd, Submarine) and Tilda Swinton (The French Dispatch, We Need to Talk About Kevin) instil the film with warmth and humour, bringing Hogg’s semi-autobiographgical journey into vivid life.

Functions not as only as the rare superior sequel, but also acts as an essential companion to the first film, navigating an imaginative, meta interplay with its predecessor to startling effect.

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Tue 8 Feb

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