THELMA opens in selected cinemas today

Posted December 1, 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 goes on release in selected Irish cinemas today 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 today Friday 1st December and the Triskel in Cork on Sunday 3rd December.  The Irish release is with the support of the Creative Europe Programme – MEDIA.