The Souvenir

The Souvenir ★★★★

Though I'm not immediately enamored, The Souvenir is a film I could discuss endlessly. I think it's a film worthy of dissection, but I'll keep my initial thoughts brief and vague because I imagine I'll watch it again and go into aching detail about what I did and didn't love. Suffice it to say, it's remarkably confident, bold, elliptical, and genuine, operating on its own terms of rhythm, structure, character, and narrative. It constantly recontextualizes itself to the point where the closing passage almost necessitates a second watch.

Ambitious in its restraint and deceptively simple, The Souvenir is one of the most interesting films of the year so far and one I can't wait to revisit.

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