Review: Thelma (15)

PROVOCATIVE: Thelma starring Elli Harboe in selected cinemas.

Norwegian director Joachim Trier (Reprise, Oslo, August 31st) is one of the rising stars of world cinema, but is yet to have a true crossover art-house success.

When she falls for classmate Anja (Kaya Wilkins), however, her ensuing coming-of-age/coming-out crisis manifests itself in a full-on Carrie-style meltdown, her secret desires awakening long-buried telekinetic abilities. Unfortunately Trier keeps changing the rules of the world, engineering a far more optimistic ending than material can really bear.

In selected cinemas

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