Julie is turning thirty and her life is an existential mess. Several of her talents have gone to waste and her older boyfriend, Aksel – a successful graphic novelist – is pushing for them to settle down. One night, she gate-crashes a party and meets the young and charming Eivind. Before long, she has broken up with Aksel and thrown herself into yet another new relationship, hoping for a new perspective on her life. But she comes to realise that some life choices are already behind her.
National Jury´s motivation: «The Worst Person in the World» is a playful and sorrowful portrait of Julie, approaching thirty, through the prism of the romantic comedy. Playing with genre conventions, cliches and cinematic tools, the film is a thoroughly theatrical experience, giving the viewer an abundance of grand scenes, of musical atmospheres and of Oslo, bathed in the light of summer. This is a film of a specific time and place, yet still timeless, touching on the human condition. With is co-scriptwriter Eskil Vogt, thus the creator of two of the year’s best Norwegian films, director Joachim Trier and his glorious actors (Renate Reinsve, Anders Danielsen Lie and Herbert Nordrum) create funny, romantic and touching moments which have been debated vigorously, and which will linger in our memories for a long time.