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Norway’s Academy Awards entry. A supernatural thriller about Thelma, an odd and timid girl who moves to Oslo to study. Raised in a strict, religious family, Thelma speaks to her parents every evening and they seem to express disturbing curiosity for every detail of her daily life. She meets Anja, a young student, and they fall for each other. At the same time, Thelma starts suffering from mysterious seizures accompanied by frightening telekinetic powers. One day, Anja disappears. Joachim Trier is one of the most famous Norwegian directors. His film Oslo, August 31st was screened in the competition program of the 9th ZFF, while the 2015 Together Again Program hosted his acclaimed Louder Than Bombs.
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Born in Copenhagen. His feature debut, Reprise, has reaped awards at many prestigious festivals. Trier’s second film, Oslo, August 31st, was screened in the Un Certain Regard section and Louder Than Bombs in the competition program of the Cannes IFF.