We’re proud to claim some small involvement with “The Souvenir”, the film written and directed by Joanna Hogg that just won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and ecstatic reviews from all who have seen it so far.r
Starring Tilda Swinton and introducing her daughter Honor Swinton Byrne, it boasts our buddy Tom Burke in the male lead. His character is, in contrast to Quentin Crisp, a well dressed civil servant, obsessed with the finest English menswear. Proving himself a very good friend indeed, Tom lobbied for us to get the suit gig.
So it is that you will see him wearing an Earl of Bedlam pinstripe flannel suit. We were thrilled that it made an impression on Variety reviewer Guy Lodge who references Tom Burke’s character trying to hold his life together with “expensively tailored privilege”. Glad we turned in a convincing performance of a top dollar whistle!
Tom then took us down the red carpet with him at the Berlinale where it was next screened, wearing the famous waistcoat we made him from a “Three Musketeers” extra’s pair of peasant’s pantaloons.
The film has now secured US distribution. It was exec. ptoduced by Martin Scorsese