One of the best Norwegian films! Thelma is a stunning psychological portrait that touches on both metaphysical and social issues. When Thelma moves away from home to study biology she starts on a frightening path to self discovery. On the journey we are witness to disturbing levels of control, from faith, her family, and ultimately herself. It all makes for a powerful and interesting watch.
Unexpectedly became the most exciting film I saw all festival. Simultaneously vibrant and dismal, Thelma tortures the psyche and shreds apart a moral dilemma regarding religion and sexuality that is shown affecting the titular character. Once her repression is addressed it surges outward in unexpected ways.