Joanna Hogg's new film is a delicate and intimate portrait of a young filmmaker's relationship with an older man
Dream-like and elusive, Hogg's film follows Julie (Honor Swinton Byrne), a young film student living in 1980s Kensington, as she embarks upon a tentative, then fully-fledged affair with a mysterious Foreign Office employee, Anthony (Tom Burke).
Aided and advised by her mother (Tilda Swinton), Julie slowly begins to unravel Anthony's deceit. With a rhythm and tone all its own, this disconcerting drama beautifully lays out the experience of finding your artistic voice, and your own limits within a relationship, alongside a great contemporary soundtrack featuring The Psychedelic Furs and The Specials.
UK 2019 Dir Joanna Hogg 120 min
Audio Description is available for all screenings of The Souvenir in Cinema 2 & 3. Please inquire at box office to pick up a headset.
Barbican Cinema 2
Barbican Cinema 2 & 3 are located on Beech Street, a short walk from the Barbican’s Silk Street entrance. From Silk Street, you’ll see a zebra crossing that will take you across the road to the venue.
The Barbican is widely accessible by bus, tube, train and by foot or bicycle. Plan your journey and find more route information in ‘Your Visit’ or book your car parking space in advance.
Cinemas 2 & 3 are located at Beech Street, a short walk from the Barbican Centre’s main Silk Street entrance. There are a couple of steep, dropped kerbs and an incline to negotiate between the two sites. Level access from Beech Street.
Each auditorium has three permanent wheelchair spaces (two in the third row and one in the front row) and 153 fixed seats with capacity for a further three spaces in the front row. Access to each auditorium is up a ramp. There are also a number of seats with step-free access.
Assistance dogs may be taken into the cinema – please tell us when booking to ensure your seat has enough space. If you prefer, you may leave your dog with a member of the foyer staff during the performance.
An infrared system for hard of hearing customers is provided in each auditorium; headsets or neck loops can be collected from foyer staff. The ticket desk counter is fitted with an induction loop.
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