Visions of Europe: Preview: Sick of Myself

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GenreComedy, Drama
Director(s)Kristoffer Borgli
Writer(s)Kristoffer Borgli
LanguageNorwegian, Swedish
CountryNorway, Sweden
Running Time1HR 37MINS
Extra InfoEnglish subtitles
SeasonVisions of Europe

She just did what! Attention-seeking Signe will do anything to keep the focus on herself, in this widely demented comedy.

On the surface, Signe and Thomas look like an Insta-perfect couple, but their constant petty one-upmanship points to something deeply toxic at the heart of their relationship. The easy kicks they get from casual theft and outrageous fibs soon pale when Thomas makes an unexpected breakthrough onto the contemporary art scene. Unbalanced by their new power dynamic, Signe makes a desperate and extreme attempt to redirect attention back to herself.

Kristine Kujath Thorp’s spot-on physical comedy and charismatic performance as the narcissistic Signe power this modern fable, making us care whilst also mining the comic depths of Signe’s destructive personality for so many WTF moments. Pitch-black in its humour, the ever-provocative writer-director Kristoffer Borgli serves up one of this year’s most deliciously horrid treats.

Text by Sarah Lutton, BFI London Film Festival

“Norway’s real worst person in the world will ruin your life with a smile” Indiewire

Thanks to Modern Films for this preview. Sick of Myself is released on 21 April. Book for other dates here

From 31 Mar - 16 Apr, Visions of Europe returns to celebrate the breadth of European cinema. With a handpicked selection of 24 films from a Macedonian witch tale to a race through Berlin, we take in the best of European film including previews, festival hits and classics returning to the big screen.


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