Thelma - Foreign Language Contender 10


AMC Traders Point Theater 11 Sat, Oct 21, 2017 5:30 PM
Film Info
Film Type:Special Presentation
Release Year:2017
Runtime:116 min
Production Country:Norway, Sweden, France, Denmark
Original Language:Norwegian
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Joachim Trier
Cast:Eili Harboe
Kaya Wilkins
Elle Dorrit Peterson
Henrik Rafaelsen
Producer(s):Thomas Robsahm
Screenwriter:Eskil Vogt
Joachim Trier
Executive Producer(s):Sigve Endresen
Eskil Vogt
Joachim Trier


Part of the inaugural "Best Foreign Language Award Contender" Sidebar featuring 10 films submitted to the 2018 Academy Awards as their respective country's official entry for "Best Foreign Language Film." 
Country: Norway
Distributor: The Orchard
Film Synopsis: 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.
Disclaimer from International Film Programmer Hannah Fisher:
We request that our audiences keep an open mind in viewing these films – as all are selected by the country of origin as the most representative film of the year. Some of the films may be unusual for Heartland Festival, but all films in this category will have been selected by various industry organizations, along with funding bodies and government agencies. Films in the “Foreign Language Best Picture Contender” sidebar contain mature themes and strong content.
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