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Sat Oct 22, 8:45 PM
Director: Kristoffer Borgli
2022
Norway
90 minutes
Unclassified 15+

“A hilarious, razor-sharp portrait of the worst person in the world” (The Playlist)

This jet black twisted Norwegian comedy of manners skewers this literally toxic relationship as well as our own self-important impulses. Signe (Kristine Kujath Thorp) is a protagonist with what TikTok refers to as Main Character Syndrome: a narcissistic orchestrator of dramatic events to ensure she is the centre of attention. She and her equally vain artist boyfriend, Thomas (Eirik Sæther) engage in a series of one-upping and belittling each other to gain social cred and self-satisfaction, until Thomas’ career starts taking off and Signe’s life starts looking increasingly diminished. In an attempt to wrest back control, she starts abusing Russian pharmaceuticals until she develops a severe, unique illness so she can harvest sympathy and nurture her own celebrity.

“Signe may have an outsized perception of her own significance, and a breathtaking willingness to do whatever it takes to make sure everyone else sees it too. But she’s not wrong that her story feels like a reflection of our current image-obsessed era. To the contrary — that’s what makes it such a vicious little treat to enjoy.” (Hollywood Reporter)

“For anyone who’s watched a partner realise their dreams, a trusted colleague get promoted, or a friend become famous, and curdled with jealousy and resentment, Kristoffer Borgli has made the film for you.” (The Playlist)

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Program Strand World Cinema
Age Recommendation Unclassified 15+
Language Norwegian
Subtitles English
Director Kristoffer Borgli
Producer Andrea Berentsen Ottmar, Dyveke Bjørkly Graver
Writer Kristoffer Borgli
Cinematographer Benjamin Loeb
Editor Kristoffer Borgli
Cast Kristine Kujath Torp, Eirik Sæther
Festival Contact Memento International
Genre Comedy