Souvenir, The: Top Film by UK Film Magazine, Sight & Sound

Sight & Sound has revealed its top 20 films of 2019.

The British Film Institute (BFI) magazine’s eclectic list is topped by Joanna Hogg’s intense and personal The Souvenir.

That film stars Honor Swinton Byrne (Tilda’s daughter) as a burgeoning filmmaker whose life is torn to bits by the arrival of a charming, dissolute heroin addict.

The Souvenir also appeared on BBC’s list of the 100 greatest films directed by women.

Also among the Sight & Sound top 20 are Bong Joon Ho’s South Korean Oscar entry “Parasite,” Quentin Tarantino’s Tinseltown love letter “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Martin Scorsese’s epic “The Irishman,” and Claire Denis’ space odyssey ‘High Life.”


20. “Martin Eden” (Pietro Marcello)
19. “Hustlers” (Lorena Scafaria)
18. “Happy as Lazzaro” (Alice Rohrwacher)
17. “The Lighthouse” (Robert Eggers)
16. “Midsommar” (Ari Aster)
15. “For Sama” (Waad Al-Kateab, Edward Watts)
14. “Marriage Story” (Noah Baumbach)
13. “Monos” (Alejandro Landes)
12. “Uncut Gems” (Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie)
11. “High Life” (Claire Denis)
10. “Vitalina Varela” (Pedro Costa)
9. “Us” (Jordan Peele)
8. “Bait” (Mark Jenkin)
7. “Atlantics” (Mati Diop)
6. “Pain and Glory” (Pedro Almodóvar)
5. “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” (Céline Sciamma)
4. “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” (Quentin Tarantino)
3. “The Irishman” (Martin Scorsese)

2. “Parasite” (Bong Joon Ho)
1. “The Souvenir” (Joanna Hogg)