Wednesday, March 7 at 6pm

Thelma
Norway | France | Denmark | Sweden
Directed by Joachim Trier
In Norwegian with English subtitles
Drama | Fantasy | Mystery | Romance | Thriller
116 minutes
Rated PG: sexually suggestive scenes; coarse language; violence; nudity

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. Soon after experiencing a violent and unexpected seizure, 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, 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.

Quotes:

“A STRIKING PIECE OF WORK FROM ONE OF OUR BEST WORKING FILMMAKERS… A BEAUTIFULLY MODULATED THRILLER.”
- Sheila O’Malley, com

“AN OMINOUS, UNNERVING, AND STRANGELY POWERFUL THRILLER ABOUT THE MOST DEVIOUS OF HUMAN DESIRES… LIKE AN ADAPTATION OF ‘CARRIE’ AS DIRECTED BY INGMAR BERGMAN.”
- David Ehrlich, Indiewire

THELMA IS A QUIETLY BEAUTIFUL FILM, MIXING MOODY, EVOCATIVE IMAGERY AND A SERIES OF NUANCED PERFORMANCES INTO A SORT OF ARTHOUSE TAKE ON STEPHEN KING’S FIRESTARTER.”
- Bryan Bishop, The Verge

Awards:

Won Best Foreign Language Film at the San Diego Film Critics Society Awards 2017

Won Best Foreign Language Film at the Denver Film Critics Society Awards 2017

Won Best Foreign Language Film at the Houston Film Critics Society Awards 2017

6pm THELMA
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