Membership of the Wellington Film Society gives you free entry to a range of world cinema you won’t see on the big screen anywhere else.
Joanna Hogg, UK/USA, 2019
Joanna Hogg’s dream-like, visually splendid tale of first love stars Honor Swinton Byrne (in a breakout performance) alongside her mother, Tilda Swinton, and Tom Burke. It won the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in 2019.
The Souvenir centres around Julie (Swinton Byrne), a 1980s film student from a privileged background who wishes to make films depicting the harsh social realities of Thatcherite Britain. Into her life comes Anthony (Tom Burke), who’s older and charismatic and expresses serious interest in, and ideas about, the films Julie wishes to make. Following a chance meeting, the two embark on a tempestuous love affair. The dapper and sophisticated Anthony says he works for the Foreign Office, and hints at daring, secretive missions.
On the big screen at The Embassy Theatre at 6:15pm on Monday September 6.