The Worst Person in the World (2021)

Director: Joachim Trier Run Time: 127 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2021

Starring: Anders Danielsen Lie, Hans Olav Brenner, Herbert Nordrum, Maria Grazia Di Meo, Renate Reinsve

Country: Norway, France, Sweden, Denmark
Language: Norwegian

About the film:

Best Actress win for Renate Reinsve at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival. Julie is turning thirty and her life is an existential mess. Several of her talents have gone to waste and her boyfriend is pushing to settle down. In her quest for love and meaning, she throws herself into a new relationship, hoping for a new perspective on life, only to realize that some choices are already behind her.

“Perceptively written, pristinely assembled and beautifully performed…this widely accessible arthouse pleasure deserves to become a touchstone film”

—Guy Lodge for Variety

Joachim Trier’s The Worst Person in the World received nominations for Best International Feature Film and Best Original Screenplay at the 94th Academy Awards.

About the filmmaker:

A former professional skateboarder, Joachim Trier shot his own experimental skate videos before studying at the National Film and Television School in the United Kingdom. With his regular collaborator and co-writer, Eskil Vogt, Trier has crafted personal films exploring love, identity and memory, including his 2002 award-winning short film Procter, his English-language feature Louder Than Bombs, which competed for the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 2015, and the horror-romance Thelma, Norway’s entry at the 90th Academy Awards.

Following his debut feature Reprise and the critically acclaimed Oslo, August 31st, Trier concludes his celebrated “Oslo Trilogy” with The Worst Person in the World.

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