Thelma makes for an effectively moody and evocative piece of Norwegian-flavored filmmaking, even as it brings more groundbreaking stories to mind.

The fourth feature-length offering from Norwegian filmmaker Joachim Trier – whose previous films include Reprise, Oslo, August 31st, and Louder Than BombsThelma is a coming of young adult age parable that draws on familiar genre conventions; those of the supernatural horror and super-power fantasy variety, to be exact. While Thelma is a bit too derivative and reserved to succeed as a mold-breaker, it does make for a nice genre exercise in atmospheric storytelling – all while exploring traditional LGBTQI themes, in both a literal and symbolic sense. Thelma makes for an effectively moody and ...

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