In this supernatural romantic thriller from one of Norway’s most internationally renowned directors, an adolescent country girl (Eili Harboe) has just moved to the city to begin studying at university, after having been raised under the religious severity of her quietly domineering mother and father. When she realizes that she is developing an attraction to her new friend Anja (Okay Kaya), she begins to manifest a terrifying and uncontrollable power that her parents have long feared. A  fluid, sharply observant, and continually surprising film, Thelma  begins in the key of horror and ends somewhere very different. Directed by Joachim Trier (Reprise). A release of The Orchard. Special thanks to the Norwegian Consulate.




Joachim Trier is a Copenhagen-born, Oslo-raised writer and director who received his education from England’s National Film and Television School. He made several critically acclaimed short films, including Still (2001) and Procter (2002).

Trier next directed the features Reprise (2006), Oslo, August 31st (2011), and Louder Than Bombs (2015). Thelma (2017) is his latest film.

About the Series

Each year, Scandinavia House presents the films chosen by Nordic countries to compete for the Oscar nomination for the Best Foreign Language Film. This year we will be presenting the 2017 contenders: November (Estonia), You Disappear (Denmark), Under the Tree(Iceland), Tom of Finland (Finland), Thelma (Norway), and The Square (Sweden).

Films in the series include:

NovemberWED—JAN 3
You Disappear /Du forsvinderFRI—JAN 5
Under the Tree /Undir trénu—WED—JAN 10
Tom of Finland—FRI—JAN 12
ThelmaWED—JAN 17
The SquareTHU—JAN 18

January 17, 2018

January 17, 2018

Image courtesy of Motlys

$12 ($7 ASF Members)
116 min. In Norwegian with English subtitles