Joachim Trier Goes Genre in First Trailer for Supernatural Drama ‘Thelma’

Written by on April 7, 2017 

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As the Cannes Film Festival line-up comes into focus, one title we expect to make its debut there is the latest film from Joachim Trier. After crafting emotionally grounded dramas with Reprise, Oslo, August 31st, and Louder Than Bombs, he looks to be taking those skills and embracing some genre fun with Thelma. Ahead of its premiere, the first teaser trailer has now arrived courtesy of Memento Films.

Perhaps the closest thing to a superhero film from the director, the story follows a young woman (Elli Harboe) unaware of the fact that she has been blessed with terrifying powers. Along this journey, she also falls in love with another woman, and judging from the trailer, nightmarish scenarios start to play out. It looks to be a thrilling new direction for the Norwegian director, and we can’t wait to see the results.

Check out the trailer below thanks to Indiewire for the film also starring Okay Kaya, Ellen Dorrit Petersen, and Henrik Rafaelse.

Thelma will premiere later this year and is seeking distribution.


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