Director Joachim Trier’s coming-of-age chiller.
Fan of Nordic noir? Scandi shocker Thelma hits the spot, even if it isn’t the usual fare. No woolly jumpers or dysfunctional detectives: just a shy teenage student (Eili Harboe) whose unsettling experience of leaving home for uni uncorks disturbing supernatural powers within her. A bit like Carrie, but without buckets of blood. And amid the macabre chills there are glimmers of romance here as well.
Thelma screens today at the Embankment Garden Cinema at 2.30pm and goes on UK general release from 3 November.