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Streaming: The Souvenir Part II, Belfast and the best screen memoirs

Joanna Hogg and Kenneth Branagh join an eminent group of film-makers who have mined their youth for dramatic inspiration“Write what you know,” students are always told on writing courses, though it’s not advice that should be followed to the letter: fantasy and science fiction would be in a sorry place if everyone complied. Perhaps the […]

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‘The Souvenir Part II’ Trailer: Joanna Hogg’s Memory Tribute Is A Meta-Filmmaking Impression

Joanna Hogg‘s 2019 film “The Souvenir” made a big splash at its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival that year. The film went on to win the World Cinema Dramatic Grand Jury Prize at the festival that year and was a critic’s favorite, ending up on several Top 10 lists at year’s end. Now, […]

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Debbie Tucker Green’s ‘Ear for Eye’ to Premiere at BFI London Film Festival, BBC

Debbie Tucker Green’s “Ear for Eye,” starring Lashana Lynch (“No Time to Die”), will receive a multi-platform launch, premiering at the 65th BFI London Film Festival and on the BBC.The film will world premiere at the festival on Oct. 16 and will bow the same evening on BBC Two and streamer BBC iPlayer. It is […]

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Cannes: Tilda Swinton Lent Her Real ’80s Clothes to Her Daughter for ‘The Souvenir Part II’

The Cannes Film Festival isn’t known for launching sequels. But on Thursday morning, Joanna Hogg’s “The Souvenir Part II” held its first screening as part of the Directors’ Fortnight lineup. The semi-autobiographical film is a continuation of the 2019 Sundance darling that follows Julie (Honor Swinton Byrne) in the days after the tragic outcome of […]

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‘Port Authority’ Trailer: Martin Scorsese Exec Produces This New York-Set Love Story

It’s pretty rare that the legendary Martin Scorsese puts his name on something that ends up being bad. In addition to his directing credits over the past few years, he’s executive produced things like Uncut Gems, The Souvenir, Pretend It’s a City, Shirley, and Happy as Lazzaro, and he’s done the same thing for Port […]

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Joanna Hogg, Ludivine Sagnier, Christian Petzold Join Cate Blanchett on Venice Fest Main Jury

The Venice Film Festival has revealed the rosters of its main juries — a move that indicates organizers expect a robust contingent of top international talent and industry executives to make the trek to the Lido for the fest’s planned physical edition in September.The U.K.’s Joanna Hogg (“The Souvenir”), Germany’s Christian Petzold (“Undine”) and Romania’s […]

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52 Films Directed By Women To Watch In 2020

Academy snubs be damned, 2019 was a spectacular end to a decade of outstanding films directed by women. Joanna Hogg reinvented visual memoir with “The Souvenir,” Lulu Wang challenged American conceptions of family and death in “The Farewell,” and Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women” adaptation upended one of the most iconic American novels by and about […]

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My Oscar goes to… our film critics reveal their personal shortlists

Ahead of the official Academy nominations, Observer film critics pick their own shortlists• Parasite• Monos• Rocketman• For Sama• Little WomenMany of my favourite films of 2019 – including Bait, The Souvenir, Only You and Ordinary Love – aren’t eligible for this year’s Oscars. Some weren’t released in the Us in time; others (like The Souvenir) […]

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Lena Wilson’s Top 10 Films Of 2019

2019 cinema was, in a word, chaotic. Dreams were dashed, franchises fractured, box offices bungled. Some of the most anticipated films of the year – “The Goldfinch” for art nerds, “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” for nerd nerds – yielded catastrophe. Festival favorites like “The Souvenir” and “Clemency” seem doomed to awards-season silence, while […]

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