The Worst Person in the World

  • 127'
  • Norway
  • 2021

Julie (Renate Reinsve) has been flitting from one study to another for years now. Her dreams for the future are as inconstant as her romantic ideals – but when she meets renowned cartoon artist Aksel, it seems like the real thing. Aksel is a little older, but this brings stability. Or does Julie, the eternal doubter, not want a stable relationship after all?

In his third part of the trilogy – after Reprise and Oslo, August 31st – Norwegian director Joachim Trier and his regular screenwriter Eskil Vogt zoom in on the expectations and privileges of the Western millennial. He does so with mild irony, and a sharp but loving eye for Julie’s twenty-first century dilemmas.

The Worst Person in the World is a romantic comedy, in which Trier (47) takes a critical look at people in their late twenties, but doesn’t spare his own generation. This melancholic, cleverly composed drama is given added sparkle by Reinsve’s attractive performance, worthy of the Golden Palm in Cannes.

The Worst Person in the World is the IFFR 2022 Surprise Film, tickets are available via this link

See also Big Talk: Joachim Trier & Renate Reinsve

Director
Joachim Trier
Country of production
Norway
Production Year
2021
Festival Edition
IFFR 2022
Length
127'
Medium
DCP
Language
Norwegian
Producers
Thomas Robsahm, Andrea Berentsen Ottmar
Production Company
Oslo Pictures
Sales
mk2 Films
Screenplay
Joachim Trier, Eskil Vogt
Cinematography
Kasper Tuxen
Editor
Olivier Bugge Coutté
Production Design
Roger Rosenberg
Sound Design
Gisle Tveito
Music
Ola Fløttum
Cast
Renate Reinsve, Anders Danielsen Lie, Herbert Nordrum, Hans Olav Brenner, Helene Bjørneby, Vidar Sandem, Maria Grazia de Meo
Local Distributor
Cinéart Netherlands