A Beginner’s Guide to the Norwegian Director


By Meg Shields · Published on March twenty fifth, 2022

Welcome to The Queue — your every day distraction of curated video content material sourced from throughout the net. Today, we’re watching a video essay that introduces viewers to the filmography of director Joachim Trier.

I’m not happy with it, howeverThe Worst Person of the Worldwas my first Joachim Trier movie. Though, maybe such guilt is misplaced, given that everybody has to beginsomeplacein a director’s filmography. And actually, the discovery that there’sextrawork from somebody whose artwork you admire needs to be a joyful one.

To boot, with a characteristic movie debut in 2006 and 6 characteristic movies in complete, Trier’s filmography is a comparatively accessible one so far as titles are involved. Theoretically, you could possibly go from a novice to a completionist over the span of 1 very Norwegian weekend (Norweekend?).

Were you to carry out such a feat, you’d discover a filmography flecked with recurring thematic pursuits. Chiefly: a fascination with the interior lives of younger adults, and all the melancholy, misunderstandings, and lack of certitude that comes together with that tough a part of discovering your house in the world. Even when Trier strays into extra genre-forward areas, as with the horror-thrillerThelma, he’s persistently taken with coming-of-age tales.

The following video essay gives a drive-by of Trier’s filmography to anybody whose curiosity could also be piqued by the awards buzz surrounding his newest movie. (The Worst Person In the Worldis nominated in each the International Feature and Original Screenplay classes at the Oscars). The essay additionally charts the key thematic and stylistic approaches that distinguish Trier as a director, and make him a cinematic voice price listening to.

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Who made this?

This video essay introduction to the filmography of Joachim Trier comes courtesy of the nice of us at Little White Lies, a film-obsessed journal primarily based in the United Kingdom. Will Webb is the author and editor behind this video, which was produced by Adam Woodward. You can observeLittle White Lieson Twitterhere. And you may try their official web sitehere. You can subscribe to their YouTube accounthere.

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Meg Shields is the humble farm boy of your goals and a senior contributor at Film School Rejects. She at the moment runs three columns at FSR: The Queue, How’d They Do That?, and Horrorscope. She can also be a curator for One Perfect Shot and a contract author for rent. Meg might be discovered screaming about John Boorman’s ‘Excalibur’ on Twitter right here: @TheWorstNun. (She/Her).


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