It’s not too early to start considering Oscar contenders, and Norway’s entry for Best Foreign Language Film could be this year’s Moonlight: Director Joachim Trier has followed his critically acclaimed Louder Than Bombs with Thelma, a lesbian paranormal thriller starring Eili Harboe in the title role.
The new English-subtitled trailer highlights the film’s creepy yet beautiful cinematography, and the equally eerie experiences Thelma, a freshman at a religious college, is having.
She’s finding herself seizing and shaking uncontrollably in public, sensations that coincide with her sexual explorations with a female friend, Anja (Okay Kaya).
Is it erotic or something darker?
Thelma premieres at the Toronto Film Festival before hitting theaters on November 10. Next stop, the Oscars?