14 Dec 2017

Thelma (Joachim Trier, 2017)

☼☼☼☼☼☼ out of 10☼
 
Not eerie enough to be labeled as horror, too cold and distancing to work as (romantic) drama, a bit murky in both direction and screenplay departments and pretty heavy-handed when it comes to symbolism and amalgamation of all the influences, Thelma still has a few merits: the well-rounded performances, austerely beautiful cinematography and hauntingly atmospheric score which altogether raise it slightly above the mediocre attempts at highly stylized reinvention of the genre (not to mention that the promo-poster is superior to the film itself).

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