Official Selection


Joanna Hogg | United Kingdom | 2022 | 96 min.
O.V. in English subtitled in Spanish

Joanna Hogg, to whom we dedicated a retrospective in 2018, secretly filmed this mysterious psychological gothic tale during her confinement in Wales, in which Tilda Swinton doubles as a mother and daughter. Continuing the universe drawn in the diptych The Souvenir, a filmmaker takes her mother to a hotel in the countryside for her birthday. A hotel formerly her mother's residence as a child, it is now a ghostly place with no other guests. Secrets from the past lurk, a film that is both an examination of a complex family relationship, and a woman's journey of self-discovery.

Direction: Joanna Hogg
Cinematography: Ed Rutherford
Editing: Helle le Fevre
Sound: Jovan Ajder, David Giles
Producers: Ed Guiney, Emma Norton
Production: Andrew Lowe, Joanna Hogg
Production Company: A24, Element Pictures, and JWH Films 
Executive producers: Rose Garnett, Martin Scorsese
Co-Production: Eimhear McMahon
International Sales: A24/

London, 1960. Director and screenwriter Johanna Hogg graduated from the British National Film and Television School, where she debuted in short film field with Caprice (1986). Several decades later, Unrelated became her feature film debut, premiering in London in 2007 earning her a Fipresci Award. Since then, Hogg’s filmography has been praised in numerous international festivals with films like Exhibition (2013), presented at Locarno, and The Souvenir (2019), premiered at Sundance, where it won the Grand Jury Prize and was also screened in a retrospective of the director’s work at the SEFF. The Souvenir: Part II (2020) was included at the Director’s Fortnight of Cannes. The Eternal Daughter, which had its premiere at the Viennale this year, is her sixth and latest film.