Cert: 16

The Worst Person in the World

Acclaimed filmmaker Joachim Trier (Oslo, August 31st, Louder Than Bombs) returns with THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD, a wistful and subversive romantic drama about the quest for love and meaning. Set in contemporary Oslo, it features a star-making lead performance from Renate Reinsve as a young woman who, on the verge of turning thirty, navigates multiple love affairs, existential uncertainty and career dissatisfaction as she slowly starts deciding what she wants to do, who she wants to be, and ultimately who she wants to become. As much a formally playful character study as it is a poignant and perceptive observation of quarter-life angst, this life-affirming coming of age story deservedly won Reinsve the Best Actress award at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival. Nominated for two Academy Awards including Original Screenplay and International Feature Film, and two BAFTA awards including Leading Actress and Film Not in the English Language.

Director: Joachim Trier

Cast: Renate Reinsve, Anders Danielsen Lie, Herbert Nordrum


Awards:

  • 2022 Academy Awards: Original Screenplay, International Feature Film [Nominee]
  • 2022 BAFTA Awards: Leading Actress, Film Not in the English Language [Nominee]
  • 2021 Cannes Film Festival: Best Actress [Winner]


‘A truthful, tender masterpiece’

★★★★★ Empire

‘Sublime… An instant classic’

★★★★★ The Guardian

‘Elegant, energetic, funny, poignant and relatable… The perfect film about everything and nothing’

★★★★★ Metro