Trier's Oslo trilogy is complete
Joachim Trier ends his Oslo trilogy with a triangle drama with a lot of humor and a lot of pain.
A melodrama in thirteen chapters, plus prologue and epilogue. Forward movement, espri and contemplation. Together with his constant writing partner Eskil Vogt, director Joachim Trier concludes his Oslo trilogy with the triangle drama »The Worst Person in the World«. Here we meet Julie in her 30s, creative and charismatic but with considerable angst before the major life decisions about career and partnership. First she falls in love with the like-minded cartoonist Aksel, later with the more unassuming barista Eivind, but without really coming to terms with anyone.
Is it about personal chemistry, about the spirit of the times or about the baggage we carry? With a light hand, playful tone and with increased pain, Trier leaves it to the spectator to decide who is actually the worst person in the world. Hilarious relationship comedy, sharp critique of modern civilization and adorable depiction of the Norwegian capital. For her role as Julie, the magnetic Renate Reinsve won the best actress award at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
»THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD«
by: Joachim Trier
Director Joachim Trier has been praised both internationally and in Sweden. He has previously been awarded the Bronze Horse for the films »Louder Than Bombs« (2015) and »Oslo 31 August« (2011). It is with great pleasure that the festival awards Joachim Trier his third Bronze Horse and the Stockholm Visionary Award 2021. Joachim Trier and Eskil Vogt are nominated for the best screenwriter award at the upcoming 34th European Film Awards.
Words: Jon Asp