Supernatural thriller THELMA to be released in Irish cinemas on 1st December

Posted November 16, 2017 by Suzanne Murray in News

From acclaimed filmmaker Joachim Trier, THELMA, an original and gripping genre film about a young woman who discovers that she has inexplicable and terrifying powers, will be released in Irish cinemas on Friday 1st December.

Thelma, played by Eili 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, 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.

The film which has screened at a number of the world’s leading film festivals including the Toronto International Film Festival and the BFI London Film Festival has been praised for its visual style and homages to classic 80s cinema, as well as Harboe’s electrifying central performance.

THELMA opens in the Irish Film Institute, Omniplex Cork and Omniplex Dundalk on Friday 1st December with the support of the Creative Europe Programme – MEDIA.