Cannes 2021: Joanna Hogg and Honor Swinton Byrne on making 'The Souvenir Part II'


British filmmaker Joanna Hogg and her alter ego, played by Honor Swinton Byrne, talk about the challenges of revisiting 1980s London for their semi-autobiographical film. "The Souvenir Part II" is a follow-up to the 2019 drama, "The Souvenir", which recounted the emotional and artistic awakening of film student Julie.


Joanna Hogg tells us how the filmmaking process was an attempt to understand those formative years, while Honor Swinton Byrne discusses the perks of getting to work with her mother, actress Tilda Swinton.

Screening in the Directors' Fortnight sidebar, "The Souvenir Part II" is a delicate study of finding your feet and your voice, as an adult and as an artist.

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