Joachim Trier meets Ruben Östlund. Sick of Myself shows the horror of being a narcissist in the most Scandinavian way possible. It's not an instant classic, but it's more than enough to put director Kristoffer Borgli on the map.
Episodic in nature, Sick of Myself follows the bizarre journey of a young woman desperate for attention. A compulsive liar and daydreamer whose sole purpose of existence is recognition from the outside world, Signe goes to extremes to outshine her artist boyfriend. It's a memorable, almost chilling character study, elevated by the naturalistic performance from Kristine Kujath Thorp, as well as effective elements of body horror. The style is as Scandinavian as it gets, and it even features a cameo from Anders Danielsen Lie to further cement its identity.
Overall Sick of Myself is a cutting deadpan comedy reminiscent of other Scandinavian comedies, although it's still rough around the edges. Recommended.