Joanna Hogg was dazzled by cinema in her youth and went to film school in the 1980s, studying at England’s National Film and Television School. She found herself seeking out a way of telling stories that would be neither stark social realism nor pure fairy tale. After school, Hogg began directing music videos and television, but also feeding her hunger for art and literature, waiting until she was ready to tell her own stories. She did not direct her first full-length feature until 2007. But Unrelated, a hypnotic tale of a woman vacationing in Italy away from her family, instantly heralded hers as a powerful new voice. She followed Unrelated with the acclaimed Archipelago, in which a mother and her two adult children grapple with one another in a holiday cottage on a remote UK island. In 2014, Hogg directed Exhibition, exploring the way the spaces people live in collide with their personal stories, as two middle-aged artists are confronted by memories while preparing to sell their modernist house. The Souvenir and The Souvenir: Part II are Hogg’s most recent feature films.