Joachim Trier’s dark coming-of-age thriller Thelma, which is about a young woman who falls in love only to discover she has terrifying and inexplicable powers, has arrived on digital platforms everywhere via The Orchard. To celebrate, Orchard provided us with (3) posters for the film signed by Trier for some lucky Bloody Disgusting readers to win. To enter, just fill out the below form. Winners will be chosen at random. No PO Boxes. U.S. entries only.
Joe Lipsett caught the premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and called it “a striking coming-of-age thriller that resembles Carrie.”
“Thelma, a shy young student, has just left her religious family in a small town on the west coast of Norway to study at a university in Oslo. While at the library one day, she experiences a violent, unexpected seizure. Soon after, she finds herself intensely drawn toward Anja, a beautiful young student who reciprocates Thelma’s powerful attraction. As the semester continues, Thelma becomes increasingly overwhelmed by her intense feelings for Anja – feelings she doesn’t dare acknowledge, even to herself – while at the same time experiencing even more extreme seizures. As it becomes clearer that the seizures are a symptom of inexplicable, often dangerous, supernatural abilities, Thelma is confronted with tragic secrets of her past, and the terrifying implications of her powers.”
The Norwegian-language pic stars Eili Harboe, Okay Kaya, Ellen Dorrit Petersen, and Henrik Rafaelsen.