23 MAY — 02 JUNE 2024

23 MAY — 02 JUNE 2024

Sick of Myself

Kristoffer Borgli

Norway / Sweden
2022, 95'

Perhaps the most cringe comedy one can see, even bordering on the limits of what a comedy is, but with a perfect distillation of Scandinavian humour, in a venomous (in more ways than one) satire of Signe, a character with a competitive (and pathological) need to attract attention and sympathy. And as her boyfriend, Thomas, gains fame as an artist, the more her plans become delusional.

How far can one go in search for attention? Apparently, very far. When Thomas (Eirik Sæther) starts to be someone important in the art world, his girlfriend Signe (Kujath Thorp) studies her options to leave his shadow. The Norwegian director Kristoffer Borgli, who was already present at IndieLisboa twice (Former Cult Member Hears Music for the First Time, 2020; and Whateverest, 2013) works the dark humour, but also Thorp’s physical comedy, to build upon this allegory on the pathologies of neoliberal competitivity, in particular the narcissistic culture of social networks artificial fame. Sick of Myself is a comedy that understands the subtle connection between our need for entertainment and the possible toxicity of the backbones that sustain it. (Carlos Natálio)

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INFO

PREMIERE TYPE
National
ORIGINAL TITLE
Syk pike
LANGUAGE
Norwegian / Swedish
SUBTITLES
Portuguese / English
SCRIPT
Kristoffer Borgli
CAST
Kristine Kujath Thorp, Eirik Sæther, Fanny Vaager, Anders Danielsen Lie
PHOTOGRAPHY
Benjamin Loeb
SOUND
Jesper Miller
EDITING
Kristoffer Borgli
PRODUCER
Kristina Börjeson, Dyveke Bjørkly Graver, Anthony Muir, Andrea Berentsen Ottmar, Mimmi Spång
PRODUCTION
Film i Väst, Garagefilm International, Oslo Pictures

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