N°93 Joachim TrierNú Ninja Helga Mjöll
Joachim Trier is a film director from Norway (originally born in Denmark) best known for his work on Oslo, August 31st, Louder Than Bombs, Thelma, and The Worst Person in the World. To clear up a frequent misconception, he is not related to the Danish film director Lars von Trier 🙂
From early childhood, Trier was surrounded by film as his father Jacob Trier and grandfather Erik Løchen worked in the industry. His father was a sound technician, and his grandfather was filmmaker and screenwriter. His love for film started as a teen when he was a skateboarding champion where he would shoot and produce his own skateboarding videos. From there he found his passion and decided to study at the European Film College in Denmark and the National Film & Television School in the U.K.
Trier had his film debut in 2006 with the release of Reprise. The film had immense global success and received a multitude of awards both domestically and internationally, including the Amanda Award and the Aamot Statuette in Norway as well as winning at film festivals in Toronto, Istanbul and Milan. Since then, he has released other box office hits, one of his most noteworthy being Oslo, August 31st, which has also won him many awards. As a result, he was named one of Variety’s 10 Directors to Watch in 2007.
More recently, Trier directed The Worst Person in the World which premiered at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival and then went on to have a very successful festival circuit. The list of the film’s nominations and wins is already very long with highlights like winning best leading actress at Cannes and getting BAFTA and Oscars nominations.
The movie is about a time period in the life of Julie, played by Renate Reinsvei, who is a young woman who battles indecisiveness in her career path as well as in her love life.
The film has attracted attention for telling a beautiful and relatable story about contemporary issues like the quest for meaning and happiness.
The Worst Person in the World is now in movie theaters in Spain.