Best Films of 2021
#5 – The Worst Person in the World
Joachim Trier’s The Worst Person in the World was one of the last 2021 films I saw before finalizing my top ten list, and the one I was most anticipating. Despite the burden of those expectations, this movie managed to surprise and delight me in a dozen different ways.
First it was more narratively daring than I expected, then more dramatically resonant. It was more sexually frank, more emotionally intuitive, more stylistically clever, more willing to engage with modern cultural debates. Finally, it was unexpectedly thoughtful about mortality and purpose.