Josh Lempert’s review published on Letterboxd:
The Souvenir is a fragmented story of love that’s pretty slow, but well executed.
The cinematography is fantastic with great lingering shots, intimate close ups, and some great framing.
The script is deep and well written and carries the entirety of the movie.
Honor Swinton Byrne and Tom Burke give powerful performances.
Overall I liked this movie but it left me wanting more (and not in the form of the impending sequel).
Gave me some serious Cold War, Phantom Thread, and Frances Ha vibes which is some elite company.
Joanna Hogg has an extremely promising career ahead.