The Eternal Daughter review: “Double Tilda Swinton in a slender tale of grief”

Joanna Hogg continues her autobiographical-film journey with her take on ’40s psychological mystery (think Rebecca, with more hot water bottles). The Eternal Daughter is a tale of grief that’s slight but provides double Tilda Swinton. 

Following on from The Souvenir Part II, the film sees the now-elderly Rosalind (Swinton) being whisked away to a manor-house hotel for some R & R by her “fusspot” filmmaker daughter (and Hogg avatar) Julie (Swinton, taking on the role played by real-life daughter Honor Swinton Byrne in the Souvenir movies). 

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