The new trailer for “The Souvenir: Part II” opens on Julie meeting with her mother Rosalind, portrayed by Honor Swinton Byrne’s real-life mother — and recent semi-recluse — Tilda Swinton. From there, much of the rest of the trailer focuses on Julie as a filmmaker, a marked contrast to the story of the first film which foregrounded a romance with her filmmaking aspirations as its backdrop.
The cast of “The Souvenir: Part II,” listed at the end of the trailer, includes the return of Richard Ayoade as Patrick and Ariane Labed as Garance, in addition to newcomers Jaygann Ayeh, James Spencer Ashworth, Harris Dickinson, Joe Alwyn, and Charlie Heaton (missing is Robert Pattinson, who dropped out of the film due to its schedule conflicting with the making of “Tenet.”)
“The Souvenir: Part II” premiered at Cannes in July, and reviews were largely positive. For example, Nate Jones wrote for Vulture that the sequel is “funnier than the original, and looser, too.” David Ehrlich, in a review for Indie Wire, called the film “an extraordinary work of meta-fiction” and awarded it an A grade.
While the end of the trailer simply promises that the film is “coming soon,” the description for the video on distributor A24’s YouTube channel lists the film’s release date as October 29.