𝑽𝒊𝒔𝒖𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒚 𝒃𝒆𝒂𝒖𝒕𝒊𝒇𝒖𝒍 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒉𝒂𝒖𝒏𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 as directed by 𝐉𝐨𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐦 𝐓𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐫.
With “Thelma”, Joachim Trier who looks extremely promising in the years to come, has proved once again his professional versatility.
Suffice to say that the subjects and approaches are radically different from a typical supernatural feature film while the film addresses horror genre that is more inclined towards intrigue, and with particularly disturbing moments, which are subjected to everyday life to produce concern in the viewer. The Past of the protagonist is perfectly linked to the present story.
In addition, Eili Harboe defends her character as well, taking her from the false normality to key moments of tension in which the true nature of the story they are telling us is revealed.
So, in terms of performances, the film rests on the shoulders of Eili Harboe, not only because of the enormous range of emotions she hast to go through, but because of the credibility, she brings in her transition from being a girl to a woman. On the visual side, Joachim Trier insists on a cool and pale color palette, with a lot of contrast but soft shades.
This movie is not violent or shocking as it looks at the beginning, but very psychological and it is not that easy to jump into the conclusions till the end.
This unaccustomed theme would take you to a universe that leaves more room for imagination. Visually beautiful and haunting.