Joanna Hogg Teases ‘The Souvenir 2,’ Which Won’t Be Ready for Sundance 2020

Published on May 17, 2019

Joanna Hogg Teases ‘The Souvenir 2,’ Which Won’t Be Ready for Sundance 2020

Just days before Joanna Hogg debuted her “The Souvenir” at the Sundance Film Festival — where the film would go on to be hailed as one of the best of the fest and establish star Honor Swinton Byrne as indie film’s next big star — distributor A24 announced that it had also come on board for the film’s sequel. Hogg’s film, her fourth feature and arguably her big breakout after decades in the industry, is loosely based on her own experiences as a young film student in the ’80s. While “The Souvenir” is mostly focused on the fraught relationship between Julie (Swinton Byrne) and her boyfriend Anthony (Tom Burke), one that ends in tragedy at the conclusion of Hogg’s film, it’s also a canny exploration of a young creative coming into her own.

There’s plenty to explore there, and Hogg will do that in “The Souvenir

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Author: Kate Erbland