Every year country’s around the world have to decide which movie to submit as their entry for the Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar, as each nation is only allowed one film to be in competition. Norway has already announced that their entry for this year is Thelma, which has been getting good notices at film festivals, and is due for release in the US in November.
The very brief synopsis simply says, ‘A Norwegian student, Thelma, moves to Oslo where she falls in love. She soon discovers that she has inexplicable powers.’ What that doesn’t mention is that Thelma falls in love with a woman, and that she’s gone to a religious college. As she becomes erotically awakened, she begins to have strange seizures, which may be a sign of something more inexplicable.
Take a look at the trailer below.