Thelma — U.S. Trailer


added: Wed, Sep 6th '17

A young college student develops strange supernatural abilities in the new U.S. trailer for "Thelma," the latest film from acclaimed Norwegian director Joachim Trier, whose credits include the award-winning Norwegian dramas "Reprise" and "Oslo, August 31st" and the Jesse Eisenberg-starring melodrama "Louder Than Bombs."

Scheduled to premiere this week at TIFF and also screen later this month at Austin's Fantastic Fest, "Thelma" is billed as a psychological thriller. But from the looks of the trailer, one can detect supernatural and superhero themes, which have been wrapped around a lesbian coming-of-age story.

Norwegian actress Eili Harboe (The Wave) stars as the titular Thelma, a young small-town girl who leaves her religious family to study at a big-city university in Oslo, Norway. Once there, she meets a fellow student named Anja (newcomer Okay Kaya). But when Thelma suffers from a surprise seizure while studying at her school's library, she wakes up with small traits of telekinetic powers. Thelma's abilities appear to amplify to new levels only after realizing she has developed strong romantic feelings for Anja.

Co-written by Trier and his frequent screenwriting partner Eskil Vogt, "Thelma" is slated to be released in the U.S. on November 10th.

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 clearer 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.


directed by   Joachim Trier

starring   Eili Harboe, Okay Kaya, Ellen Dorrit Petersen

release date   November 10, 2017 (U.S. release)

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