Hull Independent Cinema: Thelma
Joachim Trier | 2017 | Norway | Cert 15 | 116 mins
Norwegian with English subtitles
NOTE - This work contains flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.
From acclaimed filmmaker Joachim Trier, THELMA is a supernatural thriller about a young woman who discovers that she has inexplicable and terrifying powers.
Thelma 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.
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, Norwegian Film Festival, Norwegian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at 2018 Academy Awards
"There is a scariness and sexiness to go with its cool understatements and opaque mysteries. It’s a film that appears to allude at various stages to the classic tropes of Hitchcock and De Palma" - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
THELMA is rated 15. Visit the BBFC website for full details (may include plot spoilers).
Please note: Tickets are not available via the Vue Box Office online or in person, and is not included in Vue’s £4.99 ticket deal. Tickets available via Hull Box Office online or on the door on the night from the Hull Independent Cinema sales table.
Tickets are unreserved seating - seat choice is first come, first served, upon doors opening.
Doors to the screening room will open around 10-15 minutes before the performance starts.
7:30pm: Introductions, trailer reel (10-15 mins). Main feature, Thelma
For full info on local charity Hull Independent Cinema and to purchase an annual membership card visit www.hullindependentcinema.com