directed by Joachim Trier, Denmark/ France 2017, 116' (English friendly)
A thriller from Joachim Trier (author of Louder Than Bombs; Oslo, August 31st; Reprise). An intriguing and unconventional tale about supernatural powers and deeply hidden desires largely owes its emotional credibility to the performer of the main role, awarded during the last Berlinale. By beginning her studies in Oslo, she also begins a new life. For the first time, love is aroused in Thelma. Experiencing as well as organizing emotions related to adulthood is complicated by more than the constant control of her parents – religious fanatics. It turns out that hidden, supernatural forces that allow the heroine to change and shape reality lie dormant in Thelma. These forces make themselves felt in moments when Thelma feels stress or anxiety. Soon, they will take over the girl's body and mind, changing her as well as her life. Will then Thelma face questions about her own identity? The director asks the viewers to seek the answer to the question of what lies behind the source of the girl's behavior. And keeps you in suspense until the – surprising – finale.