Century Larkspur 3 Thu, Oct 12, 2017 6:00 PM
Rafael 2 Fri, Oct 13, 2017 2:45 PM
Film Info
Category:Mind the Gap
Section:World Cinema
Running Time:116 min.
Director:Joachim Trier
Producer:Thomas Robsahm
Screenwriter:Joachim Trier
Eskil Vogt
Cinematographer:Jakob Ihre
Editor:Thomas Robsahm
Cast:Eili Harboe
Kaya Wilkins
Ellen Dorrit Petersen
Print Source:The Orchard
Note Writer:Jesse Knight


As she embarks upon her first year of college, timid and sheltered Thelma (Eili Harboe) settles into life outside the grips of her religiously oppressive parents and quickly racks up a series of firsts: drinking alcohol, developing an attraction to her new friend Anja (Okay Kaya), and suffering from violent seizures no doctor can immediately explain. As her feelings for Anja flare up, so do her mysterious episodes, and a dark and frightening power beyond her control is awakened. The latest from Joachim Trier (Oslo, August 31st; Louder Than Bombs, MVFF 2015) is a seismic shift into genre territory for the Norwegian director, one that skillfully retains the incisive humanity, familial idiosyncrasies, and rigorous framing of his previous work. With regular co-writer Eskil Vogt, Trier has crafted a chilling supernatural coming-of-age story full of gasp-inducing moments that transcend the bounds of traditional horror, and further cements his place as one of the world’s contemporary cinematic masters.

Note: This film contains flashing lights which may not be suitable for photosensitive epilepsy.

Additional Information

Joachim Trier is an internationally celebrated director and screenwriter. Hailed as “a sublimely natural talent,“ Trier was named one of 20 Directors to Watch by The New York Times in 2013. His film Reprise won the 2007 Amanda Award for Best Norwegian Film, Best Director, and Best Script, and was the Norwegian Oscar® candidate for Best Foreign Film in 2006. His feature Oslo, August 31st was selected for Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival in 2011 and nominated for the César Award for Best Foreign Film in 2013. Trier’s English-language debut, Louder Than Bombs (2015), appeared in the main competition at the Cannes Film Festival and won the Nordic Council Film Prize as the first Norwegian film ever in 2016.