Monday 14 March
10 am, 6:30pm
Director Joachim Trier
127 mins/ Norway/subtitled
Julie (Reinsve) is turning 30 and is facing an existential crisis. Constantly changing her mind about what she wants to do with her life, Julie has wasted her talents. Now her successful older boyfriend wants to settle down, and perhaps even have a child. When she crashes a wedding, she meets the charming Eivind (Herbert Nordrum). Whilst careful not to cheat on their respective partners, the initial spark lingers. Trier’s story of the impact of life decisions, with visually audacious sequences and great performances, is a funny, romantic and unforgettable film.
Without ever slipping into sentimentalism, The Worst Person in the World understands the warts-and-all beauty of what it means to truly live a life to the fullest, stumbling, striving and messing up along the way. – Caroline Siede, Fox 10 Phoenix
Renate Reinsve is sublime as a young woman veering between lovers in a film that reminds us of the genre’s life-affirming potential. It’s one of Cannes’ best. – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian