Director: Joanna Hogg
Section: World Cinema
Country: UK | Year: 2019
Language(s): English | Time: 115 mins
A shy but ambitious film student begins to find her voice as an artist while navigating a turbulent courtship with a charismatic but untrustworthy man. She defies her protective mother and concerned friends as she slips deeper and deeper into an intense, emotionally fraught relationship that comes dangerously close to destroying her dreams.
Joanna Hogg is considered one of the UK’s leading auteurs. Her first feature, Unrelated (2008), won the FIPRESCI Prize at the BFI London Film Festival, and The Guardian’s First Film Award. Hogg became a member of the Academy in 2017, and is currently working on the second part of The Souvenir.