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‘The Souvenir’: How a Filmmaker Turned Her Memories Into a Masterpiece

‘The Souvenir’: How a Filmmaker Turned Her Memories Into a Masterpiece

Joanna Hogg has, by her own admission, a decent memory. Not perfect, mind you — “Which is why I always hesitate when the word ‘autobiographical’ comes up,” the British director says, taking in the afternoon light as it streams through a window in A24’s New York office. “You need a perfect memory to recall exact conversations, where someone was standing and all that, to be really autobiographical, right? But I guess it’s good. Or good enough?” It’s good enough that she vividly remembers the early 1980s, when she

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