Harlan Jacobson’s Talk Cinema
The Worst Person in the World (Verdens verste menneske)
Directed by Joachim Trier
$18 / $16 Speed members/ Free for Speed Cinephiles
“The film may be the prime example of how to restore fun, significance, and even a little bit of sex to the well-worn terrain of the romantic comedy.”—Pat Brown, Slant Magazine
Norwegian director Joachim Trier returns with another modern twist on a classically constructed character portrait of contemporary life in Oslo. Chronicling four years in the life of Julie, The Worst Person in the World examines one woman’s quest for love and meaning in the modern world. Fluidly told in twelve chapters, the film features a breakout performance by Cannes Best Actress winner Renate Reinsve as she explores new professional avenues and embarks on relationships with two very different men (Anders Danielsen Lie and Herbert Nordrum) in her search for happiness and identity.
Shortlisted for the Best International Feature Film Oscar. 2021, Norway, DCP, in Norwegian with English subtitles, 128 minutes. Rated R.
Talk Cinema is programmed by the esteemed film critics and film curators Harlan and Susan Jacobson, featuring a sneak preview screening of an art house film prior to its release followed by a discussion. Be the first to see the latest films and to share your impressions.
Past films have included Spencer, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, The Two Popes, The Farewell, Moonlight, Shoplifters, The Florida Project, and Lady Bird.