in cinemas now

From acclaimed filmmaker Joachim Trier, THELMA is a supernatural thriller about a young woman who discovers that she has inexplicable and terrifying powers.

Thelma (Harboe) has just left her religious family to study at a university in Oslo. A sudden bout of violent seizures coincides with her growing affections for fellow student Anja (Wilkins), who reciprocates Thelma's powerful attraction. As it becomes clearer that the seizures are symptoms of mysterious, often dangerous supernatural abilities, Thelma is confronted with train secrets from her past and the terrifying implications of her newfound capabilities. 

Praised particularly for its visual style and homages to classic 80s cinema, as well as Harboe's electrifying central performance, THELMA is a powerful drama exploring the dangers of repression. 


  • Norwegian Film Critics Award - 45th Norwegian Film Festival in Haugesund
  • Special Presentations - 42nd Toronto International Film Festival
  • Cult Gala - 61st BFI London Film Festival


now playing:

Lancaster - The Dukes

Newcastle upon Tyne - Tyneside Cinema

Bristol - The Cube Cinema

Bath Film Festival

playing from NOVEMBER 17:

Manchester - HOME

Belfast - Queen's Film Theatre

Lewes - Depot

Harrogate - Everyman Cinema

Chelmsford - Everyman Cinema

playing from november 24:

Leicester - Phoenix

Derby - Quad 

Stockton-on-Tees - ARC Stockton Arts Centre

London - Everyman Cinema

Stratford-upon-Avon - Everyman Cinema

Bracknell - South Hill Park Arts Centre

playing from december 1:

Canterbury - Gulbenkian Cinema

Coventry - Warwick Arts Centre

Exeter - Phoenix

Ireland - Irish Film Institute

Ireland - Omniplex Cork

Ireland - Omniplex Dundalk


Director: Joachim Trier
Cast: Eili Harboe, Kaya Wilkins, Ellen Dorrit Petersen
Running Time: 116m
Language: Norwegian