|Genre||Drama, Music, Romance|
|Content Rating||Not Rated (Not Rated)|
|Company||Bonjour Pictures, Deal Productions, Frakas Productions|
|Country||Belgium, Luxembourg, France|
Souvenir (2016 film)
Souvenir is a 2016 romance film directed and co-written by Bavo Defurne. It stars Isabelle Huppert, Kévin Azaïs, and Johan Leysen.
A forgotten singer, who once participated in Eurovision, meets a young boxer who will try to convince her to make a comeback.
- Isabelle Huppert as Liliane.
- Alice D'Hauwe as Young Liliane.
- Kévin Azaïs as Jean.
- Johan Leysen as Tony.
- Carlo Ferrante as Rudi Riva.
On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 46% based on 26 reviews, with an average rating of 5.4/10. Metacritic gave the film a score of 49 out of 100 based on 10 critical reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews".
With Souvenir Bavo Defurne won the VFF Highlight Pitch Award at the Berlinale Co-Production Market in 2014.
Bavo Defurne was nominated for the Ensor (award), the Flanders equivalent of the Oscars, for Best Direction for the film in 2017. Other nominations included Best Make-up, Best Art Direction and Best Actor for Kévin Azaïs. The film won the Ensor for Best Costume Design.