Sick of Myself - Review (London Film Festival 2022)
Are You Proud of Me? 4 / 5
Directed by Kristoffer Borgli.
Signe and Thomas are in an unhealthy, competitive relationship. In response, Signe makes a desperate attempt to regain her status by creating a new persona hell-bent on attracting attention and sympathy.
Sick of Myself is a toe-curling battle of the narcissists as its characters go to extreme lengths to prove why they should be the centre of attention.
Kristine Kujath Thorp shines as Singe who in an attempt to one up her partner puts her health and wellbeing on the line with brilliant comic timing and an unhinged performance that spirals out of control.
As many have pointed out with its structure and setting, there are many similarities to The Worst Person in the World (and is probably more deserving of the title) but this goes to deranged lengths as it jumps between darkly hilarious and deeply distressing moments of madness.
As the narrative of the film comes full circle, what Singe puts herself through is undeniably troubling but you cannot look away - you give her the attention and the remorse she so desperately desires, unable to look away and playing into the attention-fuelled society that this film shines a light on.
Written by Jack Aling Read his latest reviews at: letterboxd.com/TheJackAling