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TIFF 2017: The Thelma Trailer Gave Me Goose Bumps

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The trailer for the upcoming supernatural coming-of-age film Thelma has been released and it is absolutely gorgeous. It will be making its world premiere at this year’s TIFF, after which it will screen at Fantastic Fest as well as the New York Film Festival.

Thelma essentially plays with themes of hiding who we truly are and fighting against our identity, even if it comes at the cost of hurting those around us and denying us our own happiness. The results of such inner turmoil can be catastrophic when left unchecked.

Directed by Joachim Trier, who co-wrote the film with Eskil Vogt, Thelma stars Eili Harboe, Okay Kaya, Henrik Rafaelsen, and Ellen Dorrit Petersen. The film will open in theaters on November 10th from The Orchard.

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.

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