The Worst Person in the World

Director: Joachim Trier
Screenwriters: Joachim Trier, Eskil Vogt

Institute History

  • 2022 Sundance Film Festival


Since premiering in competition at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival (with Renate Reinsve winning Best Actress for her performance), audiences around the world have been charmed by this modern take on the romantic comedy.Julie is young, beautiful, smart, and not exactly sure what she desires in a career or partner. One night she meets Aksel, a well-known graphic novelist 15 years her senior, and they quickly fall in love. Wondering if this will be the rest of her life, she meets a coffee barista, Eivind, who is also in a relationship. Julie has to decide, not just between two men but also who she is and who she wants to be.
In the final installment of his Oslo Trilogy about contemporary existence in the Norwegian capital, director Joachim Trier beautifully captures a specific moment in life when the restless energy of the immense possibility of youth mixes with the melancholic feeling that you probably should have figured all this out by now. Featuring one of the most memorable moments in recent film history, The Worst Person in the World is an existential romp about accepting the most difficult person you may ever meet: yourself.

Screening Details

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