On today’s episode of our daily NYFF59 podcasts, NYFF Director of Programming Dennis Lim is joined by Joachim Trier, Renate Reinsve, and Anders Danielsen Lie to discuss their latest film, The Worst Person in the World, a Main Slate selection of this year’s festival.

The Worst Person in the World plays at the 59th New York Film Festival on Sunday, October 10 at 6:15pm. Get tickets here.

As proven in such exacting stories of lives on the edge as Reprise and Oslo, August 31, Norwegian director Joachim Trier is singularly adept at giving an invigorating modern twist to classically constructed character portraits. Trier catapults the viewer into the world of his most spellbinding protagonist yet: Julie, played by Cannes Best Actress winner Renate Reinsve, who’s the magnetic center of nearly every scene. After dropping out of pre-med, Julie must find new professional and romantic avenues as she navigates her twenties, juggling emotionally heavy relationships with two very different men (Trier regular Anders Danielsen Lie and engaging newcomer Herbert Nordrum). Fluidly told in 12 discrete chapters, Trier’s film elegantly depicts the precarity of identity and the mutability of happiness in our runaway contemporary world.

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