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Joachim Trier's new film The Worst Person in the World and Eskils Vogt’s second film, The Innocents are both invited to the Cannes Film Festival, in the main competition and Un Certain Regard, respectively.

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The Worst Person in the World

-Two Norwegian films in the most prestigious programs in Cannes, shows that Norwegian film stands out at a high international level. This is Trier's third film in Cannes and he has firmly established himself as one of the world's foremost directors. That Eskil Vogt is in Cannes with two films, both as screenwriter and director is unique, says Kjersti Mo, CEO of the Norwegian Film Institute.

Joachim Trier's third time in Cannes

Joachim Trier's film The Worst Person in the World will be shown in the main competition in Cannes and can thus win the very prestigious award Palme d'Or. This is the second time Trier has had a film in Cannes competition, after Louder Than Bombs in 2015. Trier's 2011 film, Oslo 31 August, was screened in the Un Certain Regard program in 2011. Trier has also been the jury president for the Critics' Week in Cannes

Cannes' World Premiere for Vogt's second film

Eskil Vogt`s The Innocents has been invited to the Un Certain Regard program. It is the first time in ten years that a Norwegian film has been invited to this program. This is Vogt's first time in Cannes with a film he has directed, having been here several times before as a screenwriter on Joachim Trier's films. Vogt's directorial debut Blind has won over 20 international awards, including in Sundance and Berlin.

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.

The third film in Joachim Trier’s Oslo trilogy is a comic drama about love in our time and about having all the opportunities in life, but still feeling like the worst person in the world.

In the main roles we find Renate Reinsve, Anders Danielsen Lie and Herbert Nordrum. The screenplay is written by Eskil Vogt and Joachim Trier himself. The producer is Thomas Robsahm for Oslo Pictures. Scheduled Norwegian premiere is October 15, 2021. The Norwegian distributor is SF Studios. The international sales is handled by MK2.

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.

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The Innocents

About The Innocents

The innocents follow four children who become friends during the summer holidays. Out of sight of the adults, they discover they have hidden powers. While exploring their newfound abilities in the nearby forests and playgrounds, their innocent play takes a dark turn and strange things begin to happen.

The film features the actors Rakel Lenora Fløttum, Alva Brynsmo Ramstad, Sam Ashraf, Mina Yasmin Bremseth Asheim, Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Morten Svartveit, Kadra Yusuf and Lisa Tønne.

The film is written and directed by Eskil Vogt and is produced by Maria Ekerhovd for Mer Film. It is distributed by Mer Filmdistribusjon. The scheduled Norwegian premiere is on August 27. The International Sales agent is Protagonist Pictures.

About Eskil Vogt

Eskil Vogt (b. 1974) is a Norwegian screenwriter and director. His directorial debut Blind has won over 20 international awards (including in Sundance and Berlin) and has achieved cinema distribution in as many countries. Vogt also has a close writing collaboration with director Joachim Trier, including Reprise (2006), Oslo, 31 August (2011), Louder than bombs (2015), and Thelma (2017). Vogt studied film directing at La Fémis in Paris.

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