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REVIEW: Moody Norwegian Lesbian Drama ‘Thelma’ Echoes ‘Carrie’

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Still from supernatural lesbian drama film Thelma, screening at Palace Cinemas as part of the Scandinavian film festival

A coming-of-age tale but not as we traditionally know it, Thelma places a fresh, dark twist on the genre to dazzling effect. At the core of Joachim Trier’s seductive film lies a recognisable story – one of sexual awakening and discovering one’s true self – but a haunting supernatural element placed on the material allows …

A lesbian horror film has been submitted for consideration for Best Foreign Film at the 2018 Academy Awards. The film, Thelma, is being released in some countries this month and was submitted by Norwegian film bosses into the Oscars category a few months ago. Directed by Joachim Trier, it tells the story of a shy …