The Souvenir: Oscar hopeful arrives on Blu-ray, DVD

The Souvenir. Photo by Diana Patient. Courtesy of A24.

Joanna Hogg’s Oscar hopeful, The Souvenir, starring Honor Swinton Byrne is now available for viewers to watch at home on Blu-ray and DVD.

The film, released by A24, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January where it took home the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic.  As I wrote in my review upon the film’s theatrical release, Byrne delivers a breakout performance.  It is a known fact that female filmmakers don’t get enough recognition during awards season.  Hogg is among a number of female filmmakers this year with an awards-worthy film.  We’ll see what happens later this year.  If you missed the film during its initial theatrical release, it is certainly worth checking out on home video.

In this lush, dreamlike story of young adulthood and first love, a shy but ambitious film student (Honor Swinton Byrne) begins to find her voice as an artist while navigating a turbulent courtship with a charismatic but untrustworthy man (Tom Burke). She defies her protective mother (Tilda Swinton) and concerned friends as she slips deeper and deeper into an intense, emotionally fraught relationship that comes dangerously close to destroying her dreams.


  • Audio Commentary with Writer-Director Joanna Hogg
  • “Making of The Souvenir” Featurette

The Souvenir is now available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital.

Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.