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Auteur Kristoffer Borgli`s feature film Sick of Myself is invited to Cannes’s Un Certain Regard program.

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Sick of Myself is director and scriptwriter Kristoffer Borgli`s second feature film after his debut DRIB, which had its world premiere at SXSW in 2017.  

Just one year after the great success of Joachim Trier's The Worst Person in the World in Cannes that gave  Renate Reinsve the award as best actress, and Eskil Vogt's The Innocents premiered in Un Certain Regard, Norway returns to Cannes with the world premiere of Kristoffer Borgli's Sick of Myself.  

Fantastic recognition

"Being invited to Cannes and Un Certain Regard is fantastic recognition for Kristoffer as a director and the best start we could dream of for this film. In collaboration with a talented and inspiring crew and cast, Kristoffer has made a sensational and incredibly funny film that we are now looking forward to showing to the world ", say the two producers Dyveke Bjørkly Graver and Andrea Berentsen Ottmar in Oslo Pictures. 

The Un Certain Regard section is part of the official Cannes Film Festival program. This is the third time in eleven years that a Norwegian film has been invited to Un Certain Regard, after Eskil Vogt's The Innocents in 2021 and Joachim Triers Oslo August 31st in 2011. Previously, Vibeke Løkkeberg, Unni Straume, Stefan Faldbakken and Bent Hamer have also had world premieres of their films in Un Certain Regard. 

About the film 

Signe (Kristine Kujath Thorp) and Thomas (Eirik Sæther) are in an unhealthy, competitive relationship that takes a vicious turn when Thomas suddenly breaks through as a contemporary artist. In response, Signe makes a desperate attempt to regain her status by creating a new persona hell-bent on attracting attention and sympathy. 

About the director and screenwriter Kristoffer Borgli 

Kristoffer Borgli is based in Los Angeles and has previously created a large audience through several short films, music videos and commercials. His debut film DRIB had its world premiere at the film festival in SXSW and was nominated for an award at the Nordic Panorama, while his latest short film Former Cult Member Hears Music For The First Time was screened in competition in Sundance in 2020. 

About the actors 

Kristine Kujath Thorp won the Norwegian award, Amanda, for Best Actress for her role in Ninjababy, which also won the European Film Academy's award for Best Comedy in 2021. She is also known for her major roles in Betrayed and The Burning Sea. In the role of artist boyfriend Thomas, we find Eirik Sæther, who is himself an artist. In Sick of Myself, he makes his debut as an actor.

About the production 

Sick of Myself is produced by Dyveke Bjørkly Graver and Andrea Berentsen Ottmar for Oslo Pictures, who together with Thomas Robsahm also were the producers and the production company behind the Cannes award-winning and Oscar-nominated feature film The Worst Person in the World 

Sick of Myself was filmed in Oslo and Gothenburg in the autumn of 2021. The film will be distributed in Norway by Ymer Media for the newly formed Copenhagen-based company Scandinavian Film Distribution and will have its Norwegian premiere in the autumn of 2022. 

Sick of Myself has received NOK 8,500,000 in development and production grants from the Norwegian Film Institute and grants from SFI, NFTVF, NRK, SVT, Film i Väst, Eurimages, and the Fund for Sound and Vision. The film is co-produced with Swedish Mimmi Spång for Garagefilm International. 


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