The first trailer and poster for Joanna Hogg’s Sundance-winning feature The Souvenir is here and is a gorgeously intoxicating morsel in the vein of Phantom Thread. The film is the first of a two-part series with part two already in pre-production.
Official synopsis from A24:
A shy but ambitious film student (Honor Swinton Byrne) begins to find her voice as an artist while navigating a turbulent courtship with a charismatic but untrustworthy man (Tom Burke). She defies her protective mother (Tilda Swinton) and concerned friends as she slips deeper and deeper into an intense, emotionally fraught relationship that comes dangerously close to destroying her dreams.
From acclaimed writer-director Joanna Hogg comes an enigmatic and personal portrait of the artist as a young woman, combining passionate emotions and exquisite aesthetics into a lush, dreamlike story of young adulthood and first love. At once enrapturing and mysteriously unsettling—and featuring a profoundly layered breakout performance by Honor Swinton Byrne—The Souvenir is an essential and enduring film from one of our most distinctive and exciting filmmakers.
Starring Honor Swinton Byrne, Tom Burke, Richard Ayoade and Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton, The Souvenir will be released by A24 on May 17, 2019.
Here is your first look.