Souvenir

A poignant Huppert performance.

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Souvenir

Liliane (Isabelle Huppert) lives a modest and monotonous life. By day, she works in a pâté factory, and by night, she sits on the couch and watches TV. One day, a new worker named Jean (Kévin Azaïs) arrives. The two form a platonic relationship, but Jean grows increasingly convinced that he recognizes Liliane from a European singing contest he saw as a child. Eventually, Jean convinces Liliane to confront her past. Souvenir is a beautiful portrayal of a friendship between two people from different generations, who come together to make a life-changing comeback.
Genre
Drama, Music, Romance, French Cinema
Runtime
90
Language
French
Director
Bavo Defurne
Writer(s)
Jacques Boon, Bavo Defurne, Yves Verbraeken
Cast
Isabelle Huppert, Kévin Azaïs, Johan Leysen
FEATURED REVIEW
Gary M. Kramer, Philadelphia Gay News

Another film that should be of interest to queer viewers is the enchanting romance “Souvenir.” This is the second feature by Belgian filmmaker Bavo Defurne, who made the gay coming-of-age film “North Sea Texas,” and several gay-themed shorts. Liliane (Isabelle Huppert) is a failed European Song ...

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