The Worst Person in the World

The Worst Person in the World ★★★★★

I needed a rewatch to confirm, but this is one of the most stunning films of the past ten years. It is simple: the story of a woman split up into digestible chapters, following her personal and professional lives and the people that occupy them. Julie as a character is incredibly complex and relatable and most importantly memorable. She is vibrant, messy, smart, driven...she is a role model for a new generation.

I believe I wrote about how sensitive Trier is in his portrayal of her in an earlier review, but he really allows her to make mistakes and be a shitshow while also exuding warmth and intelligence. I really like everything he does here and I hope he gets some recognition a la Vinterberg.

There are some romantic moments in this film that soar. Of course there is the huge set piece of the frozen city that makes me feel indescribable things, but there are also smaller moments that Renate Reinsve gives weight with a subtle gesture or expression. She is brilliant and I am so excited to see more from her in the future.

It's just a phenomenal film. Achingly realistic and warm. I want to shout about it from the rooftops. Please, please don't let this fly under your radar. It's too good.

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