Joanna Hogg’s follow-up to The Souvenir — titled The Souvenir Part II, naturally — is set to arrive in cinemas next month, on October 29. Ahead of the premiere, A24 has shared the first trailer, hinting at the new direction for the semi-autobiographical tale.
Playing the young filmmaker and her mother, Honor Swinton Byrne and her IRL mother Tilda Swinton return in the upcoming film, alongside Richard Ayoade as an insufferable filmmaker. The cast list also includes Charlie Heaton (of Stranger Things), Joe Alwyn (Conversations With Friends), and Harris Dickinson.
Picking up after the traumatic events of the first part of The Souvenir, The Souvenir Part II sees Honor Swinton Byrne’s character, Julie, working through the death of her drug-addicted lover, Anthony (previously played by Tom Burke), by channelling her pain into her art.
“In the aftermath of her tumultuous relationship with a charismatic and manipulative older man,” explains the synopsis, “Julie begins to untangle her fraught love for him in making her graduation film, sorting fact from his elaborately constructed fiction.”
In January this year, it was also announced that Tilda Swinton is set to star in an upcoming ghost story film from Hogg, titled The Eternal Daughter, and executive produced by previous collaborator Martin Scorsese.
In the meantime, watch the trailer for The Souvenir Part II below.