A new university student falls in love and discovers she has mysterious powers in this Norwegian paranormal drama from Joachim Trier (Louder Than Bombs).
Thelma, a shy young student, has just left her religious family in a small town on the west coast of Norway to study at a university in Oslo. After experiencing a violent, unexpected seizure at the university library, she finds herself intensely drawn toward fellow student Anja, who reciprocates Thelma’s powerful attraction. As the semester continues, Thelma becomes increasingly overwhelmed by her intense feelings for Anja – feelings she doesn’t dare acknowledge, even to herself – while at the same time experiencing even more extreme seizures. As it becomes clearer that the seizures are a symptom of inexplicable, often dangerous, supernatural abilities, Thelma is confronted with tragic secrets of her past, and the terrifying implications of her powers.