An intriguing and romantic thriller about a young woman who has just left her religious family on the west coast of Norway to study at a university in Oslo. Thelma (Eili Harboe) falls in love and at the same time discovers that she possesses frightening and inexplicable supernatural abilities. She is confronted with tragic secrets of her past and the terrifying implications of her powers.
The film leads into shadowy, unexpected spaces that might bring closer to feelings hidden deep inside us. It shows that the most frightening things of all come from within.
Thelma is Joachim Trier’s new Norwegian-language film, after the award-winning English-language Louder Than Bombs (2015).