In the aftermath of her tumultuous relationship with a charismatic and manipulative older man, Julie begins to untangle her fraught love for him in making her graduation film, sorting fact from his elaborately constructed fiction.
The Souvenir Part II is a 2021 drama film, written and directed by Joanna Hogg. It is a sequel to The Souvenir (2019). It stars Honor Swinton Byrne, Jaygann Ayeh, Richard Ayoade, James Spencer Ashworth, Harris Dickinson, Charlie Heaton, Joe Alwyn, and Tilda Swinton.
The film had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on July 8, 2021.
Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian described the film as an “amazingly luminous self-portrait of the film-maker as a young woman” and gave it the full five stars. The film received similar praise from Guy Lodge of Variety, who wrote “a dazzling, fragile follow-up to her semi-autobiographical coming-of-age stunner from 2019”.