LFF Review: Sick of Myself

It has been a profitable couple of years for Norwegian cinema and there are few hotter actors at the minute than Kristine Kujath Thorp. Indeed, since her breakout performance in Ninjababy last year she’s gone on to flex her action muscles in John Andreas Andersen’s The Burning Sea. However, so far, comedy is where she really seems to excel. This is the case again in Sick of Myself. A film which works thanks to her full-blooded performance.

From the outside, Signe (Kujath Thorp) and Thomas (Eirik Sæther) seem like the perfect couple. However, there’s something toxic at the heart of their relationship. They’re constantly trying to get one over on each other by pulling increasingly absurd pranks. When he suddenly becomes a rising star in the art world, she refuses to be outdone. And she will go to any lengths to make herself the centre of attention.

Sick of Myself is an audaciously funny comedy which tackles serious underlying issues. Writer/Director Kristoffer Borgli pushes the boundaries of decency to the very limit, but it works thanks to a committed performance from Kujath Thorp. She’s remarkably adept at physical comedy and her timing is spot on. Sick of Myself doesn’t shy away from difficult choice. It will make your jaw hit the floor.

Sick of Myself screened at London Film Festival.

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