Thelma

Thelma

Joachim Trier (2017)

111min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
At the beginning of this chilly supernatural thriller from director Joachim Trier (Louder than Bombs), a man takes his six-year-old daughter on a hunting trip. Her name is Thelma, and as she watches a deer, her father briefly aims his rifle at the back of her head. After that, the story jumps forward in time and follows Thelma (Eili Harboe) as a lonely university student. When she becomes attracted to a female classmate (Kaya Wilkins), Thelma experiences a series of unexplained seizures, causing her to realise that she may possess unusual abilities. From here, the story is dotted with chilling scenes (including a truly horrifying sequence on a frozen lake), all accompanied by a haunting score. The whole thing is frustratingly slow and drawn-out, but this is the kind of film that seeps under your skin, and there is no doubt that it is beautifully crafted.

Summary

A student starts to experience extreme seizures while studying at university in Oslo and soon learns that the violent episodes are a symptom of inexplicable - and often dangerous - supernatural abilities. Thriller, starring Eili Harboe and Kaya Wilkins. In Norwegian.

Cast & Crew

Thelma Eili Harboe
Anja Kaya Wilkins
Unni Ellen Dorrit Petersen
Trond Henrik Rafaelsen
Director Joachim Trier

Other Information

Language: Norwegian +subtitlesColourTheatrical distributor: Thunderbird ReleasingGuidance: Swearing, sex scenesAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 3 Nov 2017
Drama