The worst person in the world

Although he couldn’t beat Oscar, the tragicomedy “The Worst Person in the Worst Person” put the spotlight on the Norwegian film industry. Here’s what you need to know about hit movies:

This year’s Norwegian Oscar winners had great expectations as “The Worst Person in the World” was selected as the finalist for the Best International Film Awards.Nevertheless Liv Ullmann We received the honorary Oscar from the academy, but Norway missed the grand prize.

Disappointment aside, the success of the film among critics has made people talk about Norwegian films.In fact, NTNU Ann Gersvik He said the attention received by the film was “unparalleled in Norwegian film history.”

If you haven’t seen this movie yet, expect the following:

Oslo trilogy

This film is the third in his very loose “Oslo trilogy” by the acclaimed Danish-born Norwegian director Joachim Trier. The three films, called “Love Letters to Oslo,” are not interrelated, but all show the reality of living as a young person in Oslo.

Introducing Julie

The worst in the world begins with a young woman anxiously pacing and smoking on a balcony in an evening dress. From there we go back in time to see what was brought to us here and why she is so worried.

Julie begins as a medical student. She is very good at it, but she feels like she’s missing something. “Aha!” She thinks “I care about the mind, not the body,” and she turns into psychology. But no, her psychology isn’t for her either. Eventually she settles on her photographs and opens up the artistic side of Oslo. A world she has never seen.

At the party, Julie meets Axel, a cartoonist around the age of 40, by her late twenties. They hook up, but point out that the accelerator is at a very different stage in life and it doesn’t work. They agree to separate, and … and end up in a relationship!

When she’s heading for 30th On her birthday, Julie begins to doubt that this relationship is right for her. They are perfect in every way, but the differences in life stages (effectively shown by what he wants a child now and what she wants to wait for) are hard to ignore.

At another party one night, she meets Eivind, who is much closer in age and has a relationship with older people. They agree that they do not want to fool their partners. Instead, they spend the night exploring what level of intimacy they can escape.

The movie continues from there, and Julie is arguably not the worst person in the world, but like all of us, there are times when we have to make decisions that hurt others.

International attention

The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for the famous Palme d’Or. It didn’t win, but Renate Reinsve won the best actress for her portrayal of Julie.

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A few months later, it made its North American debut at the Toronto International Film Festival and was released in theaters in France and Norway in October. In December, both the New York Film Critics Association and the National Board of Review named the New York Film Critics Association the Best Foreign Language Film.

Later, the Belgian Film Critics Association won the Grand Prix, the National Society of Film Critics awarded Anders Danielsen Lie the Best Supporting Actor Award, and Renatora Insve the Best Actress Award.

Elsewhere, the film, its actor or director, has been nominated for 30 awards.Two other Oslo films by Joachim Trier – Reprise and Oslo, August 31stst – This trilogy accounts for a high percentage of the awards given to Norwegian films … at least from outside Norway!

Renate Reinsve

Norwegian actress Renate Reinsve plays the leading role. A 34-year-old actor, previously unknown outside of Norway, is drawing attention around the world.

“There is energy and there is something extraordinarily lively in her performance. It’s an undefinable creature, but you can feel it,” said Isabelle Huppert after the Cannes screening. Independent states that Reinsve “provides a performance that compels her to calm down with all her heart.”

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Rheinsve’s work is even more amazing given that he decided to give up acting the day before the movie offer arrived. “It was the weirdest coincidence,” she said.

What they said

Following a short list and international release, the film was reviewed by a prominent international press. Here are some of the things that are said:

“The fascinating heroine of our time. Renate Reinsve’s barnstorming, physical and blood performance is the heartbeat of Joachim Trier’s tragic romance.” – Mark Kermode, Parents

“I think the worst person has a sparkling and decisive feeling. This is a rare work of art that was actually invested in why the whole generation seemed so purposeless and indecisive.” – Clarisse Loughrey, Independence

“Exquisite, greedy (and totally sad)” – Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair The worst person in the world

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