THELMA (Norway/Sweden/France/Denmark 2017) ****

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A woman begins to fall in love, only to discover that she has fantastic powers.


Joachim Trier


Joachim Trier (co-writer), Eskil Vogt (co-writer)

Director Joachim Trier’s (OSLO, AUGUST 31st and LOUDER THAN BOMBS) latest film combines the austerity of his previous films with a spin-off of the CARRIE the Stephen King story/Brian de Palma film where Sissy Spacek moves objects to avenge herself from the people who have wronged her.

THELMA inevitably draws comparisons from CARRIE but these are two very different films despite the similar subject matter.

The film follows a timid young woman, THELMA (Eili Harboe) who leaves her rural home to study in Oslo.  There, she finds love for the first time.  This love happens to be for a classmate of the same sex, which makes her…

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