Thelma

Norvegia/Francia/Danimarca, 2017, , 118', col.

director:

Joachim Trier

Thelma

Thelma is an introverted teenage girl who comes from a very religious family, but when she moves from northern Norway to Oslo to study Biology strange phenomena begin to happen to her. It all starts with a violent epileptic seizure, which she had never suffered from before. Her fellow student Anja helps her on that occasion, and this is the beginning of their friendship which gradually turns into a deeper feeling. This is too much for Thelma, who has been brought up according to the strictest Christian principles. She cannot accept these impulses, though in the end she surrenders to them. The consequences are shocking: Thema discovers that she possesses uncontrollable occult powers, with which she is able to destroy the real world around her. This is a dark secret which has to do with the history of her family and cannot be hidden anymore. This is a coming-of-age movie full of supernatural elements (it clearly recalls Carrie by Brian DePalma), which is visually powerful with a claustrophobic narrative

screenplay

Eskil Vogt, Joachim Trier

editing

Olivier Bugge Coutté

photography

Jakob Ihre

production design

Roger Rosenberg

costume design

Ellen Dæhli Ystehede

sound

Gisle Tveito, Esben Syberg, Yngvill Kolset Haga

music

Ola Fløttum

cast

Eili Harboe, Kaya Wilkins, Henrik Rafaelsen, Ellen Dorrit Petersen

producer

Thomas Robsahm

production

Motlys

distribution

Teodora Film

co-producer

Tomas Eskilsson, Jean Labadie, Anne-Laure Labadie, Mikkel Jersin, Katrin Pors, Eva Jakobsen, Mattias Nohrborg, Fredrik Heinig, Stephan Apelgren, Thomas Gammeltoft

 

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Joachim Trier

Biofilmography

Joachim Trier was born in Copenhagen in 1974 and grew up in Oslo. In 2001 he debuted as director with the short film Still, immediately followed by Procter (2002). With his debut feature film Reprise (2006) he participated at the most important international film festivals, winning several prizes and awards. His feature film Oslo, August 31st (2011) was presented in the section Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival, and Louder Than Bombs (2015) was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or. His latest feature Thelma (2017) was selected as the Norwegian entry for the 90th Academy Awards.