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About Joanna Hogg and The Souvenir
Joanna Hogg’s exquisite new film, The Souvenir, was the talk of Sundance, picking up the World Dramatic Grand Jury Prize. Almost overnight, Hogg transformed into an international art house sensation.
Set in the 1980s, The Souvenir tells the story of a film student who gets into a difficult romantic relationship that simultaneously feeds her creativity and shakes her self-confidence. Based on Hogg’s personal experiences as a film student, it even features an exact replica of the apartment she lived in at the time.
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What you’ll discover and learn
Get the trademark Seventh Row 360-degree view of Hogg’s filmmaking process on The Souvenir. Read interviews with all of Hogg’s key behind the lens collaborators, several of whom have been working with her since her first film, Unrelated.
Tour of Memories covers five parts
Part One: Joanna Hogg’s oeuvre in context
Uncover the themes, filmmaking strategies, and preoccupations that span all of Hogg’s films.
Part Two: An introduction to the films of Joanna Hogg
Discover who Hogg is, how her process works, and how she builds great scenes through an in-depth look at some of her best.
Part Three: Framing The Souvenir
Get to know the film through an interview with Joanna Hogg and a pair of essays analysing it
Part Four: In production: Making The Souvenir
Discover how Hogg makes her films on set through interviews with cinematographer David Raedeker, costume designer Grace Snell, and production designer Stéphane Collonge
Part Five: Post-production: Sound and Picture Edit
Learn about how Hogg turns her raw footage into a precise final product through interviews with edtior Helle Le Fevre and sound designer Jovan Ajder — both of whom have worked with Hogg on all of her films.
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In this episode, we discuss key insights from the book on Hogg’s process, the film’s themes, and the cinematic techniques used to tell the story.
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Read excerpts from the book, including in-depth analyses of our favourite scenes from The Souvenir and essays on the film
How to buy
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The ebook is available as an ePub and PDF, which are readable on all tablets, smart phones, and eReaders.
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