The Souvenir: Part II (2021)

Directed by Joanna Hogg

In the aftermath of her tumultuous relationship with a charismatic and manipulative older man, Julie begins to untangle her fraught love for him in making her graduation film, sorting fact from his elaborately constructed fiction.

The absence of Anthony, who seemed both clearly doomed but was in his theater so magnetic […] leaves Part II somewhat drained. But perhaps counterintuitively, the film’s uneven texture is intriguing and oddly cheering. More than anything else, the film is striking as a document of an artist in the midst of change.

Victoria Uren (n+1)