Last month during the Sundance Film Festival, a little film titled ‘The Souvenir‘ stole thousands of hearts. The film, which is directed by Joanna Hogg, stars Honor Swinton Byrne and her mother Tilda Swinton.
The Souvenir took home the Grand Jury Prize at the festival and picked up the wonderful A24 as a distributor.
Now the first trailer has been released.
“Set against the background of the film industry, The Souvenir focuses on a quiet film student (Swinton Byrne) who meets a mysterious man (Burke). Within days the two are in what will be her first serious love affair, even as she ignores the concerns of her mother (Swinton) and friends. The student borrows large amounts of money from her parents, surrendering to the relationship and her new love’s needs. The film is based on Hogg’s actual experience.”
According to multiple reports, A24 has already closed a second deal that will give them distribution rights to this film’s sequel, which is expected to start filming later this year.
The Souvenir will hit theaters May 17, 2019. You should definitely mark your calendars.