LIFF Presents previews two highly acclaimed new British films at Vue Leeds in The Light on 28th August - Joanna Hogg's The Souvenir and Mark Jenkin's Bait. See both films together and get 25% off the total ticket price.

Joanna Hogg has steadily built up a fascinating filmography over the last decade with complex and understated dramas like Archipelago and Exhibition. The Souvenir is her most accomplished film to date and winner of Sundance 2019's Grand Jury Prize. It’s a semi-autobiographical tale of a young, quietly ambitious film student Julie (Honor Swinton Byrne) who has a love affair with a charismatic older man (Tom Burke) in early '80s London. Although initially encouraging of her ambitions, the relationship is intense and difficult and comes dangerously close to destroying her dreams.

‘The Souvenir is refrigerated and mysterious: uncompromising, uningratiating: an artefact in the highest auteur register, but a film that creeps up on you – from behind.’ The Guardian