The Worst Person In The World

Joachim Trier, Norway/France/Sweden/Denmark, 2021

Renate Reinsve, Anders Danielsen Lie, Herbert Nordrum Rated 15 Run time 128 mins

Julie (Reinsve) has entered her 30s without any idea about her identity or purpose in life.  The story is narrated in chapters and covers four years of Julie’s life. A journey of love and enlightenment in which we see her throw herself into different career paths & new relationships. This is an achingly human & frighteningly accurate portrait of an entire generation’s existential crisis.  A tender, beautifully acted relationship comedy with a difference.

96% – Rotten Tomatoes

7.8 / 10 – IMDB

“The Worst Person in the World carries a shimmery feeling of definitiveness to it. It’s the rare piece of art actually invested in why an entire generation can seem so aimless and indecisive. We’re far too content to simply revel in the chaos of it, but Trier – a filmmaker of inexhaustible empathy – seeks something more.”

“The film’s standout scene is simply Julie’s desires put into action: the world pauses, literally, as she runs from one lover to another, gifted with a sudden moment of absolute clarity. And Reinsve, nominated for a Bafta and winner of the Best Actress prize at Cannes, brings a thrilling kineticism to that space. “

The Worst Person in the World review: A comedy of crisis that truly understands millennial anguish-The Independent