A DIFFERENT MAN – Review by Serena Seghedoni

At the center of it all is New Yorker Edward (Sebastian Stan), whose facial deformities have become so severe that his doctor (John Keating) fears he might lose his eyesight soon. But it’s not just a matter of health: Edward’s entire life revolves around his condition, from the way people react to him to the lack of opportunities he’s given, and he also doesn’t have any friends. It’s a miserable existence, and though our protagonist might not be showing it on the outside, he’s on the verge of giving up on life altogether, the void he feels mirrored by a leaking hole in his flat’s ceiling that grows bigger and darker every day, as a constant reminder of his predicament.

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THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD – Review by Diane Carson

Joachim Trier’s new film has the intriguing, tantalizing title of The Worst Person in the World. Surprisingly, that person is not a psychopath or an abusive victimizer but Julie, almost thirty years old, struggling erratically to find her way in today’s Oslo, trying out sequential career paths while with boyfriend Aksel who creates the underground comic called Bobcat.

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THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD – Review by Susan Granger

This turgid romantic melodrama from Norway became one of the top contenders for Best International Feature of 2021 – after Vanity Fair and The Atlantic declared it the Best Movie of the Year. To say capricious twentysomething Julie (Renate Reinsve) is confused is an understatement. Divided into 12 tedious chapters, plus a prologue and epilogue, her story begins as she’s impetuously quitting medical school because she finds it too much like carpentry.

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