CANNES, France (AP) — Joanna Hogg is sitting on a resort balcony overlooking the Mediterranean, however what she’d actually prefer to be doing is swimming in it.
The night time earlier than, Hogg premiered her movie “The Memento Half II” on the Cannes Movie Pageant. Sequels could also be an everyday a part of summer season, however they hardly ever make it to Cannes. But “The Memento” isn’t any normal two-parter.
Collectively, the flicks are a elegant, singular work of semi-autobiography — a coming-of-age self-portrait mirrored by time and cinema. They’re based mostly on a interval in Hogg’s life within the late ’80s when she was in movie college in London.
Partially one, a romance with an older man who has a hidden drug habit ends tragically. Partially two, Julie devotes herself to creating her closing pupil movie about that have whereas processing her grief. In each, Honor Swinton Byrne performs a barely fictionalized model of Hogg when she was youthful; Byrne’s real-life mom, Tilda Swinton, performs her mother.
The flicks have been written collectively as one piece, unfold throughout two movies. And there is little or no like them.
“I don’t even really feel positive I’ve accomplished it,” Hogg says, slightly shocked to really feel that method. “It’s humorous, as a result of I’ve accomplished it. I’m not making one other half. I don’t know that it’s actually dawned on me that it’s completed.”