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1,995 Ratings

The Souvenir

Directed by Joanna Hogg
United Kingdom, 2019
Drama, Mystery, Romance


Julie is a young film student struggling to find a firm direction in life when she meets Anthony. An intense romance blossoms between them, but as the relationship develops it becomes clear that Anthony is not being completely honest, and that this could have devastating consequences for them both.

The Souvenir Directed by Joanna Hogg

Awards & Festivals

Sundance Film Festival

2019 | Winner: Grand Jury Prize (World Cinema Dramatic Competition)

Independent Spirit Awards

2020 | Nominee: Best International Film

Life and art are similarly melded throughout Joanna Hogg’s gorgeously melancholy tale.
August 28, 2019
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The Souvenir is a beautifully realized, painful movie that only hits the viewer in the hours and days after seeing it.
August 06, 2019
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The way that The Souvenir oscillates between inhabiting its heroine’s state of hypnotic thrall and snapping out of it to provide a clearer-eyed assessment of her plight—as well as her complicity in it—makes it one of the most impressively directed features of the year.
June 10, 2019
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