The Worst Person in the World

The Worst Person in the World ★★★★½

Intellectual Viagra.
A unique coming of age story, The Worst Person in the World is a reassuring journey of self discovery that is both hopeful and harrowing.
Over 12 distinct chapters in her early adult life, we follow Julie played wonderfully by Renate Reinsve. Her performance is filled with a sentimental outlook on the world as she learns to find herself - constantly reinventing what it means to be Julie, seeing what sticks.
This precisely pieced together story is wonderfully paced and full of love and loss, pushing the boundaries of how intimate storytelling is portrayed on screen going in unexpected and whimsical directions.
Covering a range of hard hitting topics throughout, Joachim Trier has created an unbelievably comforting film that takes its time and isn't afraid to speak its mind.
Focusing on forgiveness and progression, not only of ourselves but those around us, The Worst Person in the World is a welcomed surprise that tells an unmistakably human story.

LFF: Film 5
London Film Festival 2021: Ranked.
Reviewed for Escape Film Club.

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