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Souvenir (2018)




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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.

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The presence of Huppert makes Souvenir well worth a look.

March 2, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Defurne is happy to let things unfold on the surface, à la Douglas Sirk. He clearly worships Huppert, and seems to rely on audiences feeling the same way, doing little to enhance her natural charms.

March 2, 2018 | Full Review…

The story is as predictable as they come, played out at such a low emotional temperature as to be practically ignorable.

March 1, 2018 | Full Review…

While there's poignancy to be found in Souvenir's depiction of aging and work, the sexual politics leave something to be desired.

February 28, 2018 | Full Review…

All the action in Souvenir happens in such a dreamlike haze, that it's my personal pet theory that none of it is actually real and Liliane has been sitting in front of the TV the whole time

March 14, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Huppert's charismatic portrayal hits many of the right notes, although the lightweight screenplay doesn't provide much substance for her to work with.

March 9, 2018 | Full Review…

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