Sick of Myself
Kristoffer Borgli has with his second feature film made a fantastic film about a narcissistic project completely out of control. The film is a masterpiece in balance; Borgli – and also Kristine Kujath Thorp in the main role as Signe – manages to balance grotesque «body horror» worthy of the master David Cronenberg with piercing, at times cynical, satire over our contemporary desire for attention and Oslo's cultural elite.
Signe is stuck both in life and a dysfunctional relationship with her artist boyfriend Thomas. A relationship characterized by a constant struggle for attention. When Thomas begins to be more and more renowned for his art, Signe starts to feel ignored. To avoid falling in the shadow of her famous boyfriend and their successful circle of friends she goes to extreme measures to gain sympathy and attention from everyone around her.
The film premiered in Cannes, the largest and most important film festival in the world, only one year after Joachim Trier’s success with The Worst Person In the World and Eskil Vogt’s The Innocents, both screened in Cannes.
Kristoffer Borgli grew up outside of Oslo and made his feature debut with the hybrid film DRIB in 2017. The film premiered at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. Borgli is currently living in Pasadena in the US and has made several award winning short films. Sick of Myself is his newest feature and premiered in the prestigious Un certain regard section at the film festival in Cannes this year.
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Original title Syk pike
Director Kristoffer Borgli
Screenplay Kristoffer Borgli
Cinematography Benjamin Loeb
Producer Dyveke Bjørkly Graver, Andrea Berentsen Ottmar
Cast Kristine Kujath Thorp, Eirik Sæther, Fanny Vaager, Fredrik Stenberg Ditlev-Simonsen, Sarah Francesca Brænne, Anders Danielsen Lie
Production Company Oslo Pictures
Distribution Ymer Media
Runtime 1h 35m
Genre Drama, Comedy
Age limit 15