Joachim Trier’s new film “Thelma” (Ioncinema #26 top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2017) is getting very good reviews everywhere, it had its premiere September 15 in Norway. Now playing in selected theaters in the US.
Watch Trailer below:
In this supernatural (lesbian) thriller from acclaimed director Joachim Trier (Louder Than Bombs), a young woman who recently moved to Oslo to attend school falls in love with a beautiful classmate. At the same time, she begins to notice her own mystifying and inexplicable connection to the supernatural.
Eili Harboe, Okay Kaya, Ellen Dorrit Petersen and Henrik Rafaelsen star in the Norwegian-language pic.
We found Joachim Trier’s Louder Than Bombs to be profoundly moving when it screened at Cannes in 2015, so we’re on board with whatever he has to offer next. Thelma seems like a departure from the director’s usually more devastating material and is likely to unsettle viewers.
It will be interesting to see how Trier and Vogt approach genre (we’ve seen legions of films about sexual awakening transforming women into monstrous or inhuman creatures, from Cat People to last year’s Raw), and we’re expecting them to bring rich characterization to one of Norway’s first CGI heavy productions.