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The Davidson Film Club Presents the Norwegian film, “The Worst Person in the World”

by | Mar 14, 2023

The Davidson Film Club is pleased to invite you to a screening and discussion of the twice Oscar-nominated Norwegian film, The Worst Person in the World, on Saturday, March 18, at 7:00 p.m. in the Armour Street Theatre.

 “It’s sexy, funny, sad and takes your breath away.” Randy Myers, San Jose Mercury News

Directed by Joachim Trier
Norway (2021,2h08)
In Norwegian with English subtitles

Discussion of the film will be led by Matt Cramer, film reviewer for the new local on-line journal, Y’All Weekly.

 Masks will be available at the door.

Walk-ins are welcome, $9 at the door, cash or check (no credit cards). Walk-ins must apply for a seat in advance at [email protected]. Walk-in seats are limited by availability.

Refreshments (red and white wine, bottled water, and snacks) will be made available by the Film Club.

Film Summary:

The Worst Person in the World is a modern dramedy about the quest for love and meaning in contemporary Oslo. It is an achingly human and frighteningly accurate portrait of millennial angst, an entire generation’s existential crisis. The story is narrated in chapters, chronicling four years in the life of Julie (Renate Reinsve), a young woman who navigates the troubled waters of her love life and struggles to find her career path as she enters her 30s, without any idea about her identity & purpose in life.

Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer 96%!

 Nominated for two Oscars (Best Original Screenplay and Best International Feature Film). 19 wins and 84 nominations in all. Nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes, where Renate Reinsve won the Best Actress Prize.

“In the end, we learn enough about Julie to see that she is much like us, yet never enough to be fully known. Life will always be a relentless process of becoming.” Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle

“The film offers some real affirmations about personal journeys. Who knew that a burgeoning romance with oneself can be just as heartbreaking, and fulfilling as those we share with others?” Chad Byrnes, L.A. Weekly

 “Even at its most fanciful, The Worst Person in the World stays grounded in what it means to be human.” Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

 “It’s evidence of why Joachim Trier is one of the best filmmakers in the world.” Kristian M. Lin, Fort Worth Weekly

 “This is a wonderful movie about a woman who is trying to figure out herself, her relationships, her career, but mainly what is best for her. What’s especially great about this film is the process of what this character is going through. The slow pacing helps the situations feel real because the movie wants you to feel what it’s like having second thoughts that take time to have while you have the best moments that you feel.” Adam Graham, Detroit News

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Hope that many of you will be at the March 18 screening of this intriguing and heart-rending film!

Alan Singerman
President, Davidson Film Club
[email protected]
(704) 231-6736






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