Kristoffer Borgli / Norway / 2022 / 95 mins
Signe and Thomas have it all; a super competitive couple that have friends, jobs and mix easily the upmarket milieu of modern Oslo. Secretly, they are in an unhealthy, competitive relationship that takes a vicious turn when Thomas suddenly breaks through as a contemporary artist. In response, Signe makes a desperate attempt to regain her status by creating a new persona hell-bent on attracting attention and sympathy. To comic and appalling effect, this satire calls into question the relentless superficiality of our times, and is a film that could only have emerged now.
“A whip-smart black comedy out of Norway that shines a damning light on society’s self-obsession” – ***** Time Out
“An unforgettable film…deliciously infuriating” – Cineuropa
2023 Dublin International Film Festival, Film Critics Circle Award, Best Actress
2022 Cannes Film Festival, Official Selection
2022 BFI London Film Festival, Official Selection