Indie Companies: Neon–Rich, Exciting Film Slate (Cannes Film Fest 2021)

Neon has picked up U.S. rights to hot Cannes title The Worst Person in the World, directed by Norwegian writer-director Joachim Trier from French sales agent mk2 Films.
The romantic comedy, which is playing in competition, rounds out Trier’s Oslo Trilogy, which began with Reprise in 2006 and continued with Oslo, August 31st in 2011.

The script was co-written by Trier with regular collaborator Eskil Vogt.

The film stars Renate Reinsve, Anders Danielsen Lie, Herbert Nordrum, Hans Olav Brenner, Helene Bjøreby, and Vidar Sandem.

The Worst Person in The World tells the story of a quest for love and meaning in contemporary Oslo. It chronicles four years in the life of Julie (Reinsve), 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.

After its July 8 premiere in Cannes, Worst Person became one of the buzziest titles at the festival, based on its tale of unrest.

Neon: Hot Arthouse Company

Neon has three titles at the festival this year: Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Memoria, starring Tilda Swinton, Julia Ducournau’s Titane, and the anthology feature “The Year of the Everlasting Storm.”

The company’s slate also includes Pablo Larrain’s Spencer, which will premiere in September at the Venice Film Festival, as well as Jamila Wignot’s Ailey, Céline Sciamma’s Petite Maman, and Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s Flee, which was executive produced by Riz Ahmed and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.