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The Worst Person in the World

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The Worst Person in the World

As proven in such exacting stories of lives on the edge as Reprise and Oslo, August 31, Norwegian director Joachim Trier is singularly adept at giving an invigorating modern twist to classically constructed character portraits. Trier catapults the viewer into the world of his most spellbinding protagonist yet: Julie, played by Cannes Best Actress winner Renate Reinsve, who’s the magnetic center of nearly every scene. After dropping out of pre-med, Julie must find new professional and romantic avenues as she navigates her twenties, juggling emotionally heavy relationships with two very different men—Trier regular Anders Danielsen Lie (who will also be seen later this fall in the fantastic Bergman Island) and engaging newcomer Herbert Nordrum. Fluidly told in 12 discrete chapters, Trier’s film elegantly depicts the precarity of identity and the mutability of happiness in our runaway contemporary world. A NEON release.

Tickets: $25 (members), $30 (nonmembers)

"Its brilliant, full-on performance from Reinsve deserves to be celebrated far and wide."
Dave Calhoun, Time Out
"Trier has taken on one of the most difficult genres imaginable, the romantic drama, and combined it with another very tricky style - the coming-of-ager - to craft something gloriously sweet and beguiling."
Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

This film is part of the New York Film Festival 59 series.



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