Thelma doesn't play with pig's blood and jump scares; its dreamlike dread is subtler and stranger, and much harder to shake.
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Thelma, a shy young student, has just left her religious family in a small town on the west coast of Norway to study at a university in Oslo. While at the library one day, she experiences a violent, unexpected seizure. Soon after, she finds herself intensely drawn toward Anja, a beautiful young student who reciprocates Thelma’s powerful attraction. As the semester continues, Thelma becomes increasingly overwhelmed by her intense feelings for Anja - feelings she doesn’t dare acknowledge, even to herself – while at the same time experiencing even more extreme seizures. As it becomes clear that the seizures are a symptom of inexplicable, often dangerous, supernatural abilities, Thelma is confronted with tragic secrets of her past, and the terrifying implications of her powers.

2018 Official Oscar® Entry – NORWAY
Best Foreign Language Film

Played at

Town Center 5, 12.01.17 - 12.07.17
Playhouse 7, 11.24.17 - 12.07.17
Monica Film Center, 11.24.17 - 12.07.17
Rated NR This film is subtitled This film is subtitled
Runtime: 117 min
Language: Norwegian

Director: Joachim Trier
Cast: Eili Harboe, Henrik Rafaelsen, Kaya Wilkins
FEATURED REVIEW: Bilge Ebiri, Village Voice
Can we call Joachim Trier’s 'Thelma' a horror movie? The story of a young woman whose mysterious seizures coincide with unsettling, possibly supernatural goings on around her, it certainly resembles one in its broad strokes. And with Trier’s brooding, precise stylization,...