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  • Writer's pictureJack Aling

The Worst Person in the World - Review (London Film Festival 2021)

Intellectual Viagra. 4.5 / 5

Directed by Joachim Trier. Chronicles four years in the life of Julie, a young woman who navigates the troubled waters of her love life and struggles to find her career path, leading her to take a realistic look at who she really is.

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.

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