I’ve been referencing romantic comedies like George Cukor, but I try to come up with new material when I talk to proper film fans so I’ve thought about this. In terms of coming of age, Eden by Mia Hansen-Løve I think was an inspiration to me in terms of how to condense time. It’s really sophisticated and has a very impressive structure of telling a part of someone’s life. I told Mia, whom I admire, that she’s condensed time so it’s not just one line, one experience, or one seating through an event, but big chunks of transition—and that’s drama when you’re making nonplot movies.

—Joachim Trier, A Stick, a Stone, the End of the Road: Joachim Trier Discusses “The Worst Person in the World”, Mubi

Joachim Trier tornou-se num dos meus realizadores preferidos e não é coincidência esta referência a Mia Hansen-Løve, que faz parte desse grupo extremamente restrito de cineastas de quem me apetece ver um filme, só por ser deles (aliás, neste momento, só me lembro de mais um, Hirokazu Kore-eda).