The entire Seventh Row editorial team is here to talk about site favourite Joachim Trier’s new film, The Worst Person in the World.
This episode features Editor-in-Chief Alex Heeney, Executive Editor Orla Smith, Associate Editor Brett Pardy, Contributing Editor Lindsay Pugh, and Editor-at-Large Mary Angela Rowe.
The Worst Person in the World (Joachim Trier, 2021)
Divided into twelve chapters, a prologue, and an epilogue, The Worst Person in the World tracks a few years in the life of Julie (Renate Reinsve), a woman in her early thirties, as she grapples with who she is, what career she wants, what she wants in life, and her relationships with Aksel (Anders Danielsen Lie) and Eivind (Herbert Nordrum).
The Worst Person in the World will open in Los Angeles and New York on February 4, and in the rest of the United States and Canada on February 11. A UK release has yet to be announced.
Canadian viewers can watch The Worst Person in the World digitally through the Light Film Festival from February 11 to 28.
On The Worst Person in the World podcast episode
- Existential detours: Joachim Trier’s cinema of indecisions and revisions (2:21)
- Related episodes (4:15)
- The World Person in the World and our first reactions (5:39)
- Is Julie the worst person in the world? (19:31)
- The film’s structure (27:23)
- The film’s style (33:57)
- Julie’s relationships (45:06)
- The time freeze scene (56:57)
- The mushroom scene (1:10:42)
- Intellectualizing and romanticizing (1:18:07)
- The retroactive Oslo Trilogy (1:33:38)
- Conclusion (1:49:20)
- Read an excerpt of Lindsay’s interview with Renate Reinsve from our upcoming book Existential detours: Joachim Trier’s cinema of indecisions and revisions
- Sign up to be the first to pre-order Existential detours: Joachim Trier’s cinema of indecisions and revisions, the first book to ever be published on Joachim Trier. You will also receive exclusive excerpts from the book.
- Read Alex’s review of The Worst Person in the World
- View our Directors We Love page on Joachim Trier, for extensive information on Trier and his key collaborators, and links to all of our coverage of his films
- The episode’s transcript is auto-generated and contains minor errors
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