With the youthful energy of Reprise and the vulnerability of Oslo August 31st, Joachim Trier has crafted The Worst Person in the World: an astounding conclusion to his Oslo trilogy. This film is a pure triumph from start to finish, with a revelatory lead performance from Renate Reinsve that moves, charms, and breaks your heart in equal measure. You’d be hard-pressed to find a more achingly personal and tender film this year. It’s easily a new favorite of mine and I cannot wait to watch it again!
Julia Ducournau subverts any sort of expectations you may have walking into the next feature from the filmmaker behind Raw as she crafts a transgressive masterpiece that’s disarmingly sweet and actually pretty damn hilarious. it’s also a film that operates on levels much more profound, emotionally resonant & less shock-valuey than i ever could’ve imagined. as Ducournau is seemingly less concerned with continually ramping up the gore and more interested in building this genuinely moving tale of identity & love. Agathe Rouselle is unforgettable and Vincent Lindon is shockingly tender. let Julia Ducournau make whatever the hell she wants to do next because this is just fucking unreal!!