There’s one new release at the Irish Film Institute on Friday the 30th of August, The Souvenir. Read on for a selection of reviews, or pop in to make up your own mind!

“The film’s embrace of enigma takes in two fascinatingly restrained central performances… we collapse out of The Souvenir wanting more of everything”
5/5 – Irish Times

“The Souvenir is a sly delight, and Tom Burke is a wonderfully odious villain.”
4/5 – Irish Independent

“The Souvenir might be glibly written off as an art movie by viewers who cannot engage with what is ultimately a tragic adaggieto of self-destruction. Be patient with it, however, it’s worth it.”
4/5 – RTÉ

“Tender and charming, but the bitter sting elevates it to greatness.”
5/5 – Little White Lies

“The Souvenir is an oddly alluring piece of filmmaking, rich and quiet and sneakily affecting.”
Detroit News

“The sense of real life rerun is vivid. Hogg keeps you in the palm of her hand as few film-makers could.”
4/5 – Financial Times

“Poetic, fascinating and enigmatic, it’s a remarkable showcase for two peerless leads. Possibly the finest film of this year and there’s part two to come next summer.”
5/5 – Metro

“As rousing and exhilarating as anything you’ll see in a Hollywood blockbuster or high-level horror.”
4/5 – Times



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