#TIFF21: “THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD” REVIEW
Review by George Kozera
Renate Reinsve. Remember this name, as I cannot fathom the upcoming awards season without seeing her name on many lists for Best Actress, an accolade she already received at this year at Cannes.
In THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD, she plays Julie a shiftless almost 30-year-old who keeps changing her college majors on a whim and even dumps her current boyfriend as she felt his being around a huge inconvenience. One night she meets Aksel (Anders Danielsen Lie), a renowned Comic Book Artist who is 15 years her senior. After their first night together, Aksel tells Julie that they should no longer see each other as he can envision falling helplessly in love with her and he would be devastated if their relationship ended. Julie promises that would never happen. It was a promise that would ultimately be broken.
Acclaimed Norwegian Director, Joachim Trier, has fashioned a brilliant movie that is heartbreakingly honest, inherently-intelligent, scathingly funny. It is sexy as hell, brutally astute and tear-jerking. Renate Reinsve is a force to be reckoned with and is impossible to ignore. It is a masterful performance and I was completely gobsmacked. Anders Danielsen Lie is equally phenomenal as he navigates through the perilous waters of being in a relationship with Julie.
THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD is easily one of the best movies of 2021.
Sat, Sep 11 DIGITAL PREMIERE SCREENING digital TIFF Bell Lightbox 5 PM
Wed, Sep 15DIGITAL SECOND SCREENINGdigital TIFF Bell Lightbox 1 PM
Fri, Sep 17IN-PERSONRoy Thomson Hall 5:30 PM