Joachim Trier’s ‘Thelma’ heads to North America thanks to The Orchard
Thelma Trier’s first supernatural thriller film, and which follows a young Norwegian student who moves to Oslo and falls in love with a beautiful classmate. At the same time, she begins to notice her own mystifying and inexplicable connection to the supernatural.follows a young woman who has terrifying supernatural powers.
Trier is known for his Norwegian dramas set in Oslo, as well as the English-language Louder Than Bombs, which was distributed in North America by The Orchard.
Thelma is co-written by Trier and Eskil Vogt, and stars Eili Harboe, Okay Kaya, Ellen Dorrit Petersen, and Henrik Rafaelsen. It is produced by Thomas Robsahm for Motlys, with co-producers Le Pacte (France), Snowglobe and Copenhagen Film Fund (Denmark), and Film i Väst, Filmpool Nord and B-Reel (Sweden). The movie is financed with support from the Norwegian Film Institute, the Danish Film Institute, the Swedish Film Institute, Nordic Film & TV Fund, Eurimages, and Creative Europe. World sales were handled by Memento Films International.
The Orchard is wholly owned by Sony Music Entertainment. Over the past two years, it has moved heavily into the film space, releasing the likes of Cartel Land, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, and Neruda.