Norway's lesbian horror film 'Thelma' could win an Oscar.

Saturday, 11 November 2017, 11:30:00 PM. Trier describes body horror in his film 'Thelma', which is in the running for an Academy Award nomination.
Share Culture LGBT Body Horror Horror Movies Oscars 2018 It's a setup for a pretty good horror film: Thelma, a college-age girl raised in her country's Bible Belt, begins to realize she has dangerous supernatural powers linked to her seizures. But director Joachim Trier moves the genre tale into new territory by giving his character a second, unique layer of existential dread: she's a lesbian. Thelma, which opens Friday, could easily veer off course and feel like a pulpy B-movie. But under Trier's control, it's lyrical and full of dark, elegant imagery. Wild animals approach a sleeping Thelma while she sleeps. Lights flicker when she experiences high emotion. When she fantasizes about kissing her girlfriend, a black snake crawls up her body and glides down her open throat. The film is Norway's official submission for the Best Foreign Film Oscar in 2018, and while Trier is grateful to represent the country he just wants Thelma to reach the right audience.  Keep up with this story and more by subscribing now Thelma (Eili Harboe) watches her friend Anja (Kaya Wilkins) in bed. Orchard Films “I don’t understand why we’re seeing so many supernatural films that don’t ask a human question,” Trier told Newsweek. “Why wouldn’t you use the full power of cinema to lift the audience and leave room for them to interpret?” He has a point. The international box office has been dominated by superheroes, aliens, demon clowns and dystopias for years, yet the heroes of those stories are...Read more
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