The Worst Person in the World

Director Joachim Trier (THELMA, LOUDER THAN BOMBS) returns with another modern twist on a classically constructed character portrait of contemporary life in Oslo. Chronicling four years in the life of Julie, THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD examines one woman’s quest for love and meaning in the modern world. Fluidly told in twelve chapters, the film features a breakout performance by Cannes Best Actress winner Renate Reinsve as she explores new professional avenues and embarks on relationships with two very different men in her search for happiness and identity. Hailed by critics and arthouse movie-lovers since its release in 2021, the film around was also honoure at this year’s Osars with nominations for Best Original Screenplay and Best International Feature Film. With Anders Danielsen Lie, Herbert Nordrum.

“Blending melancholy wistfulness with unruly energy and piercing humour, it’s a down-to-earth tale of love and death, boosted by a brilliantly believable central performance and elevated by fantastical moments of hallucinogenic horror and ecstatic joy.” (Observer UK)

“A truthful, tender masterpiece about how coming of age has no age-limit — love, for others and for ourselves, is what makes every risk and loss worthwhile.” (Empire Magazine)

“The story quietly washes over you until you realize you’re drowning in waves of acute emotions.” (Vulture)

“A film so fresh and untethered to rom-com cliché it might actually reshape the idea of what movies like this can be.” (Entertainment Weekly)

Sunday, May 22
Doors 3:35 pm | Movie 4:05 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets HERE

*Minors permitted. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service. Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK for any single film screening only. Please redeem at the box office.
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THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD (Joachim Trier, 2021 / 128 mins / 14A / Norwegian with English subtitles) A modern dramedy about the quest for love and meaning in contemporary Oslo, THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD chronicles four years in the life of Julie, a young woman who navigates the troubled waters of her love life and struggles to find her career path, leading her to take a realistic look at who she really is.

The chronicles of four years in the life of Julie, a young woman who navigates the troubled waters of her love life and struggles to find her career path, leading her to take a realistic look at who she really is.

About The Rio

Voted the #1 Independent Theatre in Vancouver, the Rio Theatre is a multimedia venue featuring arthouse, mainstream and cult-classic cinemas as well as live entertainment. Built in 1938, the Rio has been fully restored with a state of the art digital projector, surround sound, a huge stage and 420 luxurious seats.

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