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Queerguru’s Andrew Hebden at London Fllm Festival raves about THE SOUVENIR PART II

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Joanna Hogg has done a very clever thing. And thankfully for her audience, she has made a superbly vivid and observant film that is so much more than merely clever. The excellent original The Souvenir gave no indication that it needed or even could have a sequel. Yet here is its symmetrical compliment. For those … Continue reading



#SaveProspectCottage : supporting the Campaign to save DEREK JARMEN’s Home

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  The late great Derek Jarman who died in 1994 aged just 52 was so much more than a queer auteur.  This remarkable Brit was a gay rights activist stage designer, diarist, artist,  author. and gardener. His enormous legacy is not just his ground-breaking films such as Sebastiane  Jubilee  The Tempest  Caravaggio Edward II and Blue  but … Continue reading



The Souvenir : Filmmakers film launches a Swinton dynasty

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The thrillingly eccentric Tilda Swinton has added to her legacy by birthing an acting dynasty. Her own exquisite cameo in this movie, The Souvenir, is surprisingly eclipsed by the central character played by her daughter, Honor Swinton Byrne. This British-American film, written and directed by Joanna Hogg, is a semi fictional (therefore semi biographical?) tale … Continue reading



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