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Thelma

Joachim Trier
Norway, France, Denmark, Sweden 2017 / 116’
DRIB Under the Tree

When a young woman starts her studies in Oslo, it marks the beginning of a new life for her. Love blooms in Thelma for the first time. Experiencing and sorting out adult emotions is complicated not only by the constant watchful eye of her parents-who happen to be religious fanatics. It also turns out that a hidden, supernatural power has been lying dormant in Thelma that allows her to change and shape reality. These forces make themselves known at moments when she experiences stress or anxiety. They soon take over her body and mind, changing her life and her surroundings. Will Thelma face up to questions about her identity? The director draws the viewer into a search for an answer to the question of what lies behind her behavior-and keeps you in suspense right up until the surprising finale.

Gutek Film

awards

Mar del Plata FF 2017 - Best Cinematography, Actress; Norwegian IFF 2017 - Norwegian Film Critics Award

Joachim Trier

Joachim Trier was educated at the National Film and Television School in England. He first attracted international acclaim with his prize-winning short films and commercials, including Procter, which was nominated for the European Film Award in 2002. His feature directorial debut with Reprise show at 7th New Horizons.His second feature, Oslo, August 31st (2011) premiered in the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival and is one of three films on the Norwegian shortlist for submissions to the 84th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. His third feature, Louder Than Bombs was in competition at the Cannes Film Festival 2015.

Selected filmography

2001 Still (short)

2002 Procter (short)

2006 Reprise. Od początku raz jeszcze… / Reprise

2011 Oslo, 31 sierpnia / Oslo, 31. august / Oslo, August 31st

2015 Głośniej od bomb / Louder Than Bombs

Cast & Crew

director Joachim Trier
screenplay Eskil Vogt, Joachim Trier
cinematography Jakob Ihre
editing Olivier Bugge Coutté
music Ola Fløttum
cast Eili Harboe, Kaya Wilkins, Henrik Rafaelsen
producer Thomas Robsahm, Tomas Eskilsson, Thomas Gammeltoft, Fredrik Heinig, Eva Jakobsen, Mikkel Jersin, Jean Labadie
production Motlys, Eurimages, Film i Väst
Polish distributor Gutek Film
language Norwegian, Swedish
colouration colour