For the first time ever, a Norwegian actress - Renate Reinsve - has won an award at the Cannes Film Festival. She receives the award for her role in The Worst Person in the World by Joachim Trier.
- This is a big day for Renate Reinsve, and we at the Norwegian Film Institute congratulate her warmly! This is one of the biggest awards a Norwegian actress can get, at what is the world's most important film festival. International and Norwegian cinema audience can look forward to seeing Renate Reinsve excel in the role of Julie in Joachim Trier's film The Worst Person in the World when the film hits the theaters, says Kjersti Mo, CEO of the Norwegian Film Institute.
Joachim Trier's film The Worst Person in the World had its world premiere in front of more than two thousand people dressed in gala in the Grand Auditorium Louis Lumière in the festival palace during the Cannes International Film Festival last Thursday. It was a premiere where Trier and his co-filmmakers and actors from the film were greeted with standing ovations before the film screening, and no less than eight minutes of standing ovations after the screening. The applause was rounded off with an impromptu speech from Joachim Trier in which he thanked for the warm welcome and told about his grandfather Erik Løchen's film The Hunt which participated in the main competition in Cannes in 1960. Now the grandson has passed on the legacy from his grandfather by also bringing home an award from Cannes.
Spotted in earlier film
Renate Reinsve (33) comes from Solbergelva outside Oslo and is a trained actress from The Academy of Theatre in Norway. She made her debut as a film actress in Oslo August 31st and was nominated for the Amanda Award for best supporting actress in the film Welcome to Norway.
A star is born
About The Worst Person in the World
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 gatecrashes 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. However, she will soon come to realize that some life choices are already behind her.
About Joachim Trier
Joachim Trier (b. 1974) is an internationally celebrated director and screenwriter. His critically acclaimed and award-winning feature films Reprise (2006), Oslo, August 31st (2011), Louder Than Bombs (2015), and Thelma (2017), all co-written with Eskil Vogt, have been invited to and won awards at international film festivals such as Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, Karlovy Vary, Gothenburg, Milan, and Istanbul. The Worst Person in The World is his fifth feature.