MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
THE SOUVENIR (119 minutes)
Capitol, August 8, 6.30pm
Astor, August 10, 1.30pm
Relentlessly posh British director Joanna Hogg draws once again on the well of her own experience to describe the relationship between Julie (Honor Swinton Byrne, daughter of Tilda, who stars as Julie’s mother) and Anthony (Tom Burke).
Julie is a film school student desperate to make her artistic mark, and the older Anthony tortures her ambitions with contemptuous criticism while swishing about in the greatcoat that was part of the uniform at his exclusive public school.