The opening scene of sci-fi thriller Thelma is now online

Joachim Trier Thelma

Five days ago, we shared an exclusive clip from filmmaker Joachim Trier's Norwegian sci-fi thriller THELMA that showed the title character having a troubling experience at the ballet. Since then, the opening scene of the film has been released online (with some review quotes added in there), and it's even more troubling than the ballet scene.

In the first minutes of THELMA, a little girl goes out into the snowy wilderness on a hunting trip with a man I'm assuming is her father... but this man is planning to kill something other than deer out in those woods.

Starring Eili Harboe and Kaya Wilkins, THELMA has the following 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.

THELMA is now playing in select theatres, and will be rolling out to others over the next few months. The theatre list can be seen here.

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