Ahead of its massive festival run, The Orchard quietly acquired North American rights to Joachim Trier’s stunning coming-of-age supernatural thriller Thelma, about a young woman who falls in love and discovers she has terrifying and inexplicable powers.
While Thelma will enchant audiences at the Toronto International Film Festival world premiere, it will also carry its U.S. premieres at Fantastic Fest ahead of its November 10, 2017, theatrical release.
Bloody Disgusting has four exclusive new images from the Norwegian-language pic that stars Eili Harboe, Okay Kaya, Ellen Dorrit Petersen and Henrik Rafaelsen.
“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 Orchard, who also teamed with Trier on his 2015 Cannes pic Louder Than Bombs, previously released our Southbound, as well as Demon and Ghost Team.
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