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Nordic TV series to compete for $25,000 prize

Five Scandi shows will be judged for the award.

Five Nordic drama series will compete for the second annual Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize, which will be presented on Jan 31 at the TV Drama Vision conference in Goteborg.

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One drama series apiece from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden is nominated for the award, which comes with a prize of $25,000 (Sek 200,000) for the main writer(s) of the series. The first two episodes of each series are shown at the Goteborg Film Festival.

This year’s nominees are Borderliner from Norway, Deadwind from Finland, The Lawyer from Sweden, Ride Upon The Storm from Denmark, and Stella Blomkvist from Iceland.

This year’s jury includes Swedish acterss Sofia Helin (The Bridge); Walter Iuzzolino, the UK-based TV executive and curator of streaming service Walter Presents; and Finnish journalist Kirpi Uimonen Ballesteros.

Petri Kemppinen, CEO of Nordisk Film & TV Fond, said: “Initiating this prize
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Thelma Opening Scene Video Is Haunting

Thelma Opening Scene Video Is Haunting
To promote their new thriller Thelma, which is currently playing in limited release, The Orchard has released a new video featuring the thrilling opening scene to the movie, in hopes of drawing in a bigger audience. The film is currently playing in Los Angeles, Dallas and Chicago and it seems likely that an expansion may be happening, although that hasn't been confirmed. This clip reveals why this celebrated indie, which is receiving stellar reviews, should be seen by all genre fans.

In a snowy wood, a little girl stands transfixed by a fawn, while her father takes aim with his rifle. Except, the gun is turned toward the child. It is only a moment, and it passes as the man reconsiders his target. Years later, Thelma (Eili Harboe) embarks on her freshman year at college in Oslo. On the surface, Thelma is not unlike her fellow students: Sensitive, vulnerable, feeling
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Thelma Movie Review

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Thelma Movie Review
Thelma The Orchard Director: Joachim Trier Written by: Eskil Vogt, Joachim Trier Cast: Eili Harboe, Kaya Wilkins, Henrik Rafaelsen, Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Grethe Eltervag, Oskar Pask, Steiner Klouman Hallert Screened at: Critics’ DVD, NYC, 11/10/17 Opens: November 10, 2017 in NY. November 24, 2017 in L.A. Norway’s candidate for best foreign language picture, competing for […]

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‘Thelma’ Review

Review by Matthew Turner

Stars: Eili Harboe, Kaya Wilkins, Henrik Rafaelsen, Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Grethe Eltervag, Oskar Pask, Steiner Klouman Hallert | Written by Joachim Trier, Eskil Vogt | Directed by Joachim Trier

Co-written and directed by Norwegian filmmaker Joachim Trier (Louder Than Bombs), this compelling psychological thriller is part coming-of-age drama and part supernatural chiller, layered with complex emotion and anchored by a superb central performance. Imagine an arthouse take on Carrie and you won’t be far wrong.

Thelma opens with a supremely unsettling prologue sequence, in which a father silently aims his rifle at his young daughter’s head while they’re out hunting deer. The story then jumps forward to find a now teenage Thelma (Eili Harboe) studying at Oslo university and having difficulty making friends, until she meets beautiful fellow student Anja (Kaya Wilkins) after suffering a severe seizure in the university library.

The pair quickly become close,
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Movie Review – Thelma (2017)

Thelma, 2017.

Directed by Joachim Trier.

Starring Eili Harboe, Kaya Wilkins, Henrik Rafaelson, Ellen Dorrit Petersen, and Grethe Eltervag.

Synopsis:

Newly arrived at college, Thelma finds it hard to settle in: her parents are constantly on the phone and she’s not making any friends. After suffering a mysterious seizure in the library, she becomes close to one of the students who helped her and comes out of her shell. Tests fail to establish the reason for her seizures, but she soon becomes aware that they’re a symptom of greater personal power.

After his first venture into English with Louder Than Bombs (2015), Joachim Trier reverts to his home territory and language – Danish – in Thelma, but switches genre dramatically. From a film about memory that delved deeply into its characters, he’s taken a sharp turn towards the supernatural and added a dash of subtle horror.

The opening scene immediately signposts
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Thelma Review [Fantastic Fest 2017]

Joachim Trier’s beguiling Norwegian thriller Thelma couldn’t be more up-front about its message, but cinematically, this folkish Carrie-esque hymn dazzles despite simplicity. Brooding religious undertones make for a tale about one girl’s caged heart and the desires she fights; imagery in flocks of birds and slithering serpents. Trier makes no mistake about these symbols, but likewise, supernatural influences suggest telekinetic powers for a very genrefied take on emotional demons. Thoughts repressed, anxiety increased by personal belittling. Expect something more on the heavier side, worth a slower burn that simmers until either acceptance or asylum are reached.

Eili Harboe stars as the titular Thelma, an innocent Christian girl who’s just started university away from her family’s small town. Mother Unni (Ellen Dorrit Petersen) calls her daughter daily, checking to make sure things are going well. For a while, they are – then Thelma experiences a seizure in her school’s library.
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Fantastic Fest 2017 Review: Thelma is a Powerful Coming-of-Age / Superhero Mash-Up

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When it comes to genre-related, female-centric coming-of-age stories, there are always certain movies that will undoubtedly be brought up in the conversation: Carrie, Ginger Snaps, The Company of Wolves, and The Craft being older examples, and more recent offerings like Jennifer’s Body, It Follows, and Raw have also brought new perspectives into the fold as well. And with so many thought-provoking takes on this well-worn cinematic trope already in existence, it may seem like there’s no real new territory to traverse here.

But then along comes Joachim Trier’s Thelma, which recently premiered at Tiff and is currently screening as part of the 2017 Fantastic Fest, to show us that this well-worn terrain is still fertile enough to cull for some new ideas. Anchored by a beautifully nuanced performance from Eili Harboe, Thelma is a masterful exploration of religious suppression and sexual awakening, melding together into a superhero origin
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Film Review: Thelma: Time & Space Meet Love & Repression [Nyff 2017]

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Thelma Nyff Review Hero Thelma Review Thelma (2017) Film Review from the 2017 New York Film Festival, a movie directed by Joachim Trier, starring Eili Harboe, Kaya Wilkins, Henrik Rafaelson, and Ellen Dorrit Petersen. I walked into this movie blind – which is sometimes the smartest thing you can do. In this case, my theorem was proven correct, and I knew that as soon as [...]

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Toronto Film Review: ‘Thelma’

Toronto Film Review: ‘Thelma’
A year after his English-language debut “Louder than Bombs,” Norwegian director Joachim Trier returns to the language and the setting, if not the genre, of his breakout film, “Oslo, August 31st,” with “Thelma.” Selected as Norway’s foreign language Oscar entry prior to its Toronto debut, “Thelma” taps into subject matter that will have a very familiar ring with horror fans, zeroing in on an intense, sensitive young girl from a fundamentalist religious background, who gradually recognizes that she is both blessed and cursed with awesome telekinetic powers. But whereas Brian De Palma’s “Carrie” tackled this scenario with lurid, humid verve, Trier treats it with chilly, distant remove, replacing De Palma’s overheated melodrama and explosive finale with glacial sensuality and a perversely underplayed denouement. At times a tad too subtle, “Thelma” is nonetheless an unnervingly effective slow-burn, and those with the patience for Trier’s patient accumulation of detail will find it pays off in
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[Media] - "Thelma " First trailer delivers stylish and creepy Norwegian horror

The Orchard has debuted the trailer for the upcoming Norwegian horror film "Thelma". The film is set to have its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival, followed by a Us premiere at Fantastic Fest and screening at the New York Film Festival. Directed by Joachim Trier and co-written by Trier and Eskil Vogt, the movie stars Eili Harboe, Kaya Wilkins, Henrik Rafaelsen ("Babycall"), Ellen Dorrit Petersen ("Villmark 2", Ludvig Algeback, Isabel Christine Andreasen ("Flukt") and Camilla Belsvik. "Thelma" debuts November 10.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...
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Tiff Review: ‘Thelma’ Blends Sexual Repression and the Supernatural with Mixed Results

It’s perhaps difficult to parse writer/director Joachim Trier’s exact intent in making Thelma, a film which is one part supernatural thriller, another superhero origin story, and yes, a third part coming-of-age repressed lesbian romance/family drama. Thought it can be guessed that maybe the unholy and inherently messy mix of genres would appeal to a noted Arnaud Desplechin fan like Trier, yet at the end of the day, you ask why isn’t the actual film that came out of this wild ambition anywhere near as compelling as that suggests?

Rather Thelma plays like a Wachowski sisters or M. Night Shyamalan movie minus any of the earnestness or fun. Too stepped into the portentous withholding art film sphere, the experience of watching it just begins to feel like gradually waiting for some kind of reveal involving murder or abuse, the tenet of too many modern European and American films.
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Supernatural thriller Thelma gets a poster and trailer

With Norway’s official Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language Film Thelma set to embark on a festival run ahead of its release this November, The Orchard have unveiled a poster and trailer for director Joachim Trier’s supernatural thriller which features a cast that includes Eili Harboe, Okay Kaya, Henrik Rafaelsen, and Ellen Dorrit Petersen; take a look at the poster and trailer here…

In a snowy wood, a little girl stands transfixed by a fawn, while her father takes aim with his rifle. Except, the gun is turned toward the child. It is only a moment, and it passes as the man reconsiders his target. Years later, Thelma (Eili Harboe) embarks on her freshman year at college in Oslo. On the surface, Thelma is not unlike her fellow students: Sensitive, vulnerable, feeling her way through new experiences and sensations of the adult world. Raised in the country by strict and religious parents,
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‘Thelma’ Trailer: Joachim Trier Goes Supernatural for Lesbian Thriller

After a nearly year-long wait from its Cannes premiere to U.S. debut for Joachim Trier’s last film, Louder Than Bombs, the delay won’t be nearly as long for his follow-up. The highly-anticipated Thelma, which finds the Reprise and Oslo, August 31st director heading to supernatural territory, will bow at Tiff and then head to Nyff and will be released in early November. Ahead of the premiere, a new trailer has now landed.

Norway’s official Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language Film, the story follows a young woman unaware of the fact that she has been blessed with terrifying powers. Along this journey, she also falls in love with another woman, and judging from the trailer, nightmarish scenarios start to play out. This new trailer showcases Trier’s immaculate visual style as he’s clearly in an entirely new playground.

Starring Eili Harboe, Okay Kaya, Henrik Rafaelsen,
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A Young Woman Discovers a Certain Power Within in Herself in Trailer For the Norwegian Horror Thriller Thelma

A trailer has been released for a Norwegian horror thriller called Thelma. This certainly looks like a very interesting movie as a young woman begins to go through some serious changes. As her sexuality begins to reveal itself, she begins to display some strange psychic-like powers. The movie also looks like it was beautifully shot. Here's a full detailed synopsis:

In a snowy wood, a little girl stands transfixed by a fawn, while her father takes aim with his rifle. Except, the gun is turned toward the child. It is only a moment, and it passes as the man reconsiders his target. Years later, Thelma (Eili Harboe) embarks on her freshman year at college in Oslo. On the surface, Thelma is not unlike her fellow students: Sensitive, vulnerable, feeling her way through new experiences and sensations of the adult world. Raised in the country by strict and religious parents, she
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A College Student’s Supernatural Powers Emerge in New Trailer for Coming-of-Age Thriller Thelma

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A college student encounters unexpected emotions that force her to face her troubled past and strengthening supernatural abilities in the stunning new trailer for Thelma, coming to theaters November 10th from The Orchard.

Directed by Joachim Trier from a screenplay co-written with Eskil Vogt, Thelma stars Eili Harboe, Okay Kaya, Henrik Rafaelsen, and Ellen Dorrit Petersen.

"The Orchard will open the film in theaters on November 10, and it has just been announced that Thelma is Norway's official Oscar® entry for Best Foreign Language Film. Following its Tiff premiere, the film will be shown at Fantastic Fest and New York Film Festival.

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,
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Norwegian Supernatural Thriller Film 'Thelma' Gets a New Us Trailer

"This is something much greater than us." The Orchard has unveiled an official Us trailer for Norwegian filmmaker Joachim Trier's new film Thelma, about a young woman who moves to Oslo and begins to fall in love with another woman, discovering that she also has fantastic, terrifying "super" powers. Starring Eili Harboe as Thelma, as well as Okay Kaya, Ellen Dorrit Petersen, and Henrik Rafaelsen. You may remember we posted a teaser trailer for this during the summer, but this new trailer shows us even more and this looks like it could be something very exciting. The film premieres at the Toronto Film Festival this month, and will also play at Fantastic Fest, before hitting select theaters in November. Word is that it could be a breakout hit the likes of Raw, Let The Right One In, or The Babadook. This is definitely worth a watch. Here's the first
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‘Thelma’ Trailer: Joachim Trier’s Supernatural Lesbian Drama is Norway’s Official Oscar Contender

‘Thelma’ Trailer: Joachim Trier’s Supernatural Lesbian Drama is Norway’s Official Oscar Contender
Joachim Trier’s movies “Oslo, August 31st,” “Reprise,” and “Louder Than Bombs” are well respected for their shattering sense of human drama and realism, but he’s about to get a whole lot more ambitious in “Thelma.” The Norwegian director is keeping the human drama in tact, but he’s abandoning his trademark realism for something far more supernatural.

Thelma” centers around a shy young woman who leaves her religious family to attend university in Oslo. After experiencing a violent seizure, Thelma finds herself drawn to a beautiful young student named Anja. The stronger their attraction grows, the more supernatural powers Thelma finds herself being able to tap into. Eili Harboe, Okay Kaya, Henrik Rafaelsen, and Ellen Dorrit Petersen star.

Norway has announced that “Thelma” will be the country’s official entry for this year’s Best Foreign-Language Oscar, making the second time Trier will represent his country in the race.
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Joachim Trier’s Ambitious Thriller ‘Thelma’ Is Norway’s Official Foreign-Language Oscar Submission

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Joachim Trier’s Ambitious Thriller ‘Thelma’ Is Norway’s Official Foreign-Language Oscar Submission
In advance of its international premiere at this month’s upcoming Toronto International Film Festival, Norway has picked director Joachim Trier’s new feature “Thelma” as its official foreign-language Oscar submission. The ambitious thriller just opened last month’s Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund, where it received the Norwegian Film Critics Prize.

The film is Trier’s fourth feature, and his second to make the cut — his 2006 debut “Reprise” was picked to represent his home country, but did not make the final nominations cut. It was picked from a shortlist of candidates, which included Norwegian directors Izer Aliu’s “Hunting Flies” (Fluefangeren) and Jorunn Myklebust Syversen’s “The Tree Feller” (Hoggeren).

In the film, a young Norwegian student moves to Oslo and falls in love with a beautiful classmate. At the same time, she begins to notice her own mystifying and inexplicable connection to the supernatural. It’s a
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‘Thelma’ Exclusive: New Poster For Joachim Trier’s Supernatural Drama

It goes without saying that we’ve been huge fans of Joachim Trier, and his intimate dramas. “Reprise,” “Oslo, August 31” and “Louder Than Bombs” all impressed us with their small scale and big impact, but we’re very excited to see the filmmaker shift gears. For his next project, Trier is going supernatural, and the Toronto International Film Festival will be the place to see the International Premiere of “Thelma.”

Starring Eili Harboe, Okay Kaya, Henrik Rafaelsen, and Ellen Dorrit Petersen, the story follows a young woman who simultaneously starts experiencing seizures, being drawn to another woman, and discovering supernatural abilities.

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Joachim Trier on Toronto-Bound ‘Thelma,’ His 1980s Influences, the Threat to Filmmaking in Norway

Joachim Trier on Toronto-Bound ‘Thelma,’ His 1980s Influences, the Threat to Filmmaking in Norway
Haugesund, Norway — Norwegian director Joachim Trier’s new feature, ”Thelma,” which opened the 45th Norwegian Intl. Film Festival in Haugesund on Sunday Aug. 20, will segue to the Toronto Festival as a Special Presentation, then to the New York Film Festival at the Lincoln Center, which runs Sept. 28-Oct. 15.

His previous film, the English-language ”Louder than Bombs,” starring Jesse Eisenberg, Gabriel Byrne and Isabelle Huppert, was the first Norwegian contender for Cannes’ Palme d’Or in 36 years. It won eight festival awards and the prestigious Nordic Council Film Prize.

“During the last four years I have made two films back-to-back, so it has been a busy time,” Trier said.

One was shot in New York – ”Louder than Bombs” (2015) – and for the second he returned to Oslo and his mother tongue. Made on a Nok 48 million ($6 million) budget, ”Thelma” follows a shy student who has just left her small town religious family to study biology at the University of
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