The Souvenir

The Souvenir

June 25–30 | Rating TBA | Dir: Joanna Hogg, UK, 2019, 119 min. | Honor Swinton Byrne, Tom Burke, Tilda Swinton, Richard Ayoade | Sundance Festival Winner, Grand Jury prize

Date & Time

Tuesday, June 25 (View All Dates)
7:00 pm


City Cinema, 64 King St, Charlottetown

Contact Information

902-368-3637 (Venue)

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“Arguably more rewarding in the end than anything I saw at Sundance this year. Honor Swinton-Byrne stars as Julie, a young film school student learning some of the tough lessons of the creative form while struggling to make ends meet in ‘80s London. Julie is trying to find her voice, and she seems inspired by the arrival into her life of a charismatic man named Anthony. At first, Julie and Anthony don’t seem to have much in common. He often lords intellectual superiority over her, and seems almost condescending, but she’s drawn to him and inspired by him. And then we learn that he’s not as perfect as he first seems. Swinton herself also stars as, of course, Julie’s mother… To be blunt, Swinton-Byrne gives one of the best debut performances I’ve ever seen, completely grounding Julie in something that feels 100% genuine. We forget we’re watching an actress, especially when one considers how personal this film is for the filmmaker. The result is a piece of work that plays out almost like a shared memory, one that is both incredibly specific to these people but also universal.”—Brian Tallerico, “While it’s unspooling, The Souvenir feels like the only film in the world—the only one that matters.”—Time Out New York